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Software Engineer

KION North America

KION North America

Software Engineering
Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
As a software engineer with KION North America you will be a software lead for automated guided forklift (AGF) projects. You will be an essential member of the project engineering team with a focus on developing, configuring, testing, and deploying software to control AGF operations, fleet traffic management, and/or location management within the AGF system. Internally, you will work primarily with other software engineers, system engineers, and mechatronic engineers/technicians. Externally, you will work with customer software and IT engineers as well as their third-party integration vendors to specify, develop and test software/associated hardware during the planning and execution/commissioning phases of projects.

What we offer:

  • Career Development
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits
  • 401k Plan with Generous Company Match

Learn More Here: https://www.kion-na.com/about_us/careers/

KION North America is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop/configure software (onboard robot/AGF, traffic control, location management)
  • Deploy proprietary software to customer servers
  • Investigate customer inquiries related to potential software issues
  • Analyze Customer requirements
  • Create technical specifications and test plans
  • Perform server and PC setup, software installation (including virtualized servers)
  • Work closely with other team members including:
  • Software Engineers (onboard, offboard, location management)
  • Systems Engineers
  • Customer Service Engineers
  • Mechatronic Engineers and Technicians
  • Project Managers
  • Expand technical knowledge and skills by attending in-house and/or external courses, reading manuals, researching new technologies/methodologies, and accessing new applications
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager

Tasks and Qualifications:


  • 0-4 years of experience in a related role
  • Database experience (MS-SQL, Oracle, and others)
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows server and desktop editions, knowledge of server hardware and virtualization
  • Basic Networking knowledge: firewalls, network protocols, etc.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (including Visio), Visual Studio .NET, C#, C/C++, source control
  • Participation in an AGILE software development environment
  • Experience with PLCs and/or I/O modules
  • Experience with training users on software and writing user manuals and/or help files
  • PREFERRED: Knowledge of Material Handling: AGF/AGV, WMS, Case Pick