Senior Development Engineer Data Science (m/f/d)

  • Published: 2024-02-29
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  • collective agreement of the chemical industry
  • 37,5 hours/week
  • 30 days of holiday
  • holiday pay
  • 13th salary
  • mobile work 
  • flexitime
  • company pension plan
  • kindergarten subsidy
  • Jobrad
  • Corporate Benefits
  • Corporate fitness network Wellpass


In this position you are an essential member in R&D projects for predictive maintenance and sensor technology for metal 3D printers. Together with your team of highly skilled experts from around the globe you will:

Software and Algorithm Development:
  • Define metrics for health state of LPBF machines, also real-time surveillance, based on ML, statistics, and analytical models
  • Define metrics for LPBF build process quality control in real-time and post-build, including and compared with external measurements (for example CMM, X-ray, CT)
  • Define and develop algorithms for improved machine and process quality, based on machine vision, multivariate statistics, and AI
  • Develop, compare, and implement methods for process parameter optimization
  • Develop ML and non-ML based strategies for decision making and quality control
Data Analysis:
  • Collect and analyze data from machine process sensors
  • Analyze historical data exploratively for patterns which predict future malfunctions and quality implications
  • Develop, compare, and implement methods and algorithms for error detection in LPBF machines and processes based on said metrices and patterns in prototype solutions
  • Define methods to compare usability of sensors and inhomogeneous sensor networks
  • Create and execute comparability studies between LPBF machines
System Integration:
  • Develop system models to integrate said methods with LPBF machines on Edge, Cloud, and on machine-integrated computers
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate developed systems with LPBF machines
  • Accompany and support product development
Testing and Validation:
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate effectiveness and robustness of developed methods
  • Identify and resolve model issues
  • Create detailed report for the executed evaluations and findings
  • Present results to corporate-internal stakeholders
  • Create detailed technical documentation for software designs and system models


  • University degree in applied mathematics or computer sciences with strong focus on statistics, signal processing, pattern recognition, and/or machine learning; ideally PhD in a relevant field or equivalent qualification
  • Several years of experience in technology or software development in C#, Python, Matlab; ideally for quality control applications
  • Strong knowledge of algorithm development for pattern recognition, event detection, and signal processing
  • Preferable knowledge of computer vision, X-ray, CT
  • Preferable experience with SysML and/or ARCADIA
  • Experience with LPBF applications is a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and a passion for innovation


We offer you a versatile and responsible scope of duties in a global business. You can expect colleagues on an equal footing, flat hierarchies, a strong team spirit and a "can do" working atmosphere.
We like to describe ourselves as a company with a start-up atmosphere, because with us you get the best of both worlds: a dynamic, future-oriented work environment with the advantages of a corporation.

We are a company of diversity, tolerance and openness. That is why we want people of all ages and disabilities, religions, sexual orientations and identities, ethnic origins, nationalities and genders to find their employer in us.

Do you want to change the future of additive manufacturing and become part of our success story?


Nikon SLM Solutions AG is one of the world's leading companies in additive manufacturing. Our Selective Laser Melting machines enable the fast, reliable and cost-effective production of high-quality metal components. With our more than 600 employees from over 25 nations, we are revolutionizing additive manufacturing and are a partner at eye level for our renowned customers, e.g. from the aerospace industry, the energy sector, healthcare or the automotive sector.

Nikon SLM Solutions AG is headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, with offices in China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.


Apply directly via our online application tool. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications by e-mail. 
We look forward to your application.

You have any further questions? Please feel free to contact us.

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