Team Lead Software Engineering (m/f/d)

Nikon SLM Solutions Published: May 30, 2024
Lübeck, Germany
Job Type



  • Diverse, global, growing organization with flat hierarchies in a trend-setting industry
  • A versatile and responsible field of activity and responsibility in a fast growing, innovation leading, and international company
  • A future-proof job with the innovation leader in the AM market
  • Work with a great team, the coolest L-PBF technologies and top-notch companies
  • Modern structures and state-of-the-art technology
  • Great colleagues from over 25 nations
  • 30 days of holiday
  • Kindergarten subsidy


The Software Team Leader drives creation of the software implementation for our 3D laser printing machines.

These are equipped with the latest top technology embedding motors, high-performance lasers, PLC, Industrial PC, sensors, lighting, vision systems and all other machine components.

In this role you drive and lead a team of PLC and application software developers.


  • Establish Software Requirements Document (SRD) based upon Control System Req. Document (CSRD)
  • Execute and supervise SW Design activities in collaboration with technical project lead and project managers in a matrix organization
  • Respond to project request for software resource by providing reliable effort predictions
  • Define and manage software development work packages handed to external suppliers
  • Ensure timely execution and delivery of software development tasks by the software development team
  • Develop the software team to adopt new technologies
  • Be responsible for the definition of software development processes executed by the team
  • Coordinate the technical interfaces with other teams within the Nikon SLM machine development process


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in technical / industrial engineering studies with focus on software / programming
  • Several years of experience in C# and C++ in .NET environment and / or PLC experience with other programming languages is a plus
  • Experience in leading a team is highly beneficial
  • Strong project and people management skills
  • You have intense social skills and capabilities to lead people
  • Strongly familiar with configuration and change management procedures and related implications
  • Outstanding communication skills in technical as well as non-technical discussions
  • You are fluent in English


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.


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