Senior Development Engineer Machine Automation (m/f/d)

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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


Automation Software Development:
  • Design and develop software solutions for the control and automation of SLM machines
  • Implement machine vision and artificial intelligence algorithms for improved machine performance
  • Solve optimization problems to maximize the efficiency and coverage of the LPBF process
  • Utilize machine learning techniques to improve the ability to adapt and learn from sensor signals
  • Develop AI-driven strategies for decision-making
  • Develop control strategies to optimize machining patterns and resource utilization
  • Implement robust error-handling mechanisms
  • Collect and analyze data from machine process sensors
Hardware Integration:
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate automation software with machine hardware
  • Implement computer vision algorithms to enable the machine to recognize and navigate around obstacles, and changes in process conditions
  • Integrate various sensors (e.g., cameras, 3D sensing, acoustics) to provide real-time data for decision-making
  • Debug and troubleshoot hardware and software issues to ensure seamless operation
Testing and Validation:
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate the functionality and reliability of automation systems
  • Identify and resolve any performance or quality issues through rigorous testing
  • Create detailed technical documentation for software and hardware designs
  • Maintain comprehensive records of software versions, updates, and changes
Research and Innovation:
  • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies in automation and robotics
  • Participate in research projects to drive innovation and improve product performance


  • University degree in physics, computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering (possibly also mathematics)
  • Proven experience in automation software development, including programming languages such as C#, C++, Python, or Java
  • Strong knowledge of robotic systems, machine vision, and artificial intelligence
  • Preferably experience in modeling of (laser) processes and/or data analytics, machine learning, neural networks
  • Experience with motion control systems and PLC programming 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, Singapore 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.

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