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Controls Software Engineer

Kion Group AG

Kion Group AG

Software Engineering
New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024
• Join an innovative global leader at the forefront of material handling & software engineering
• Develop high quality software for large scale warehouse automation projects
• Challenging and dynamic role with excellent onboarding and career development opportunities

What we offer:

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The Global Controls Software R&D team within Dematic/KION is responsible for delivering controls software products to the Dematic organisation to support a wide range of warehouse automation and distribution solutions. We are offering a terrific opportunity for an experienced Controls Software Engineer/Developer within the extremely talented Australian development team.

As a logistics solutions system integrator, Dematic delivers highly complex, full warehouse solutions including a full range of materials handling and storage systems linked with advanced warehouse software. Our goal is to continually improve the supply chain. Our customers include businesses of all sizes in the industries of eCommerce, retail, manufacturing, exporting, parcel services, and many others.

The purpose of the Global Controls Software R&D team is to develop leading-edge technology to be used by our Project Engineering divisions globally, allowing Dematic/KION to maintain and grow in its position as a market leader.


You will be responsible for developing high quality controls software for PLCs and/or other real time controller platforms, as well as potentially developing higher-level software tools/applications to support the configuration and deployment of controls software products by regional Project Engineering and Customer Service groups.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Controls Software Development in Australia, you will be part of a team that follows the Scrum software development framework. To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A passion for excellence, a keen and proven interest in software and programming as well as robotics and automation, the ability to work in a team environment, the technical skill to produce software (PLC and higher-level) of a high quality, and the drive to complete tasks within the required time frame

  • An understanding of professional software development. During development, focus will be on producing high quality software. This includes aspects of designing, developing, testing, documenting, enhancing, and supporting this software

  • Be able to set standards within your assigned technical area and mentor more junior engineers

  • Be able to work collaboratively with peer technical leads with the intention of standardising development amongst global development teams.

Tasks and Qualifications:


Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science

  • Experience in PLC or real-time controller programming

  • Experience in designing and developing software using a higher-level or object-oriented language such as C#, C++, C, Python, Java, Visual Basic, etc.

  • Experience in an agile development environment is beneficial

  • Some experience in HMI/SCADA/GUI development is beneficial

  • Hands-on experience within the Automated Material Handling Systems or similar industry is beneficial.


Dematic has the soul of a start-up with a culture that ensures every person can be themselves, make an impact and have a harmonised work-life balance. We offer great benefits including:

  • Exposure to a wide range of technologies and processes

  • Excellent experience in practical software engineering skills

  • Hybrid working arrangements (WFH & office combination) in support of the greater team.

  • Progressive and innovative global company experiencing high growth

  • Career Development and Global Opportunities

  • Competitive salary, with salary packaging and novated leasing available

  • Corporate discounts on car rentals and IT products/accessories

  • Paid Parental Leave + super: 12 weeks for primary carer/2 weeks secondary

  • Purchase Leave

  • Study Assistance

  • Social Club

  • Employee Referral Programme


This is an exciting time to join Dematic. Voted number 1 in the world, Dematic is the leader within the integrated logistics and material handling industry. We provide intelligent logistics solutions for manufacturing and distribution, as well as comprehensive automation and software technology solutions, tailored to our clients’ needs. Our innovative portfolio meets the demands of an ever changing supply chain landscape and is designed to deliver a clear competitive edge.

We live on the cutting edge of technology and industry and are a global leader with 11,000 employees worldwide and over 600 employees in Australia and New Zealand. As a company we take pride in offering our employees a safe and rewarding work environment in which to develop their careers. Work within a dynamic and close-knit team and grow your career by being mentored by experienced industry experts.


If you have the attitude to keep learning as an engineer/developer, and want to be part of a team-collaboration-driven company, then please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button and submit your resume. For more information on Dematic:;

Dematic is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas of employment including recruitment, selection, promotion, training etc. and in accordance with federal and state legislation, Dematic Pty Ltd (Dematic or the Company) promotes a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.