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Software Developer Motor Control (m/f/d)

What's the role?

You will work on the next generation of motor control software for power tools! Together with colleagues from motor, electronics and software development you will develop innovative drive solutions for the complete Hilti portfolio.

Who is Hilti?

We develop, manufacture and sell cutting-edge products, technology, software and services for the global construction industry. Hilti stands for innovation, quality and direct customer relationships.
From the pre-development of our own motors, electronics and firmware, to series-maturity - our intelligent mechatronic systems come from our own research and development laboratories.
With 30,000 employees in more than 120 countries, we're a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow in your career.

What does the role involve?

As a development engineer in the pre-series and series development of electric drives, you will take over responsibility for developing the motor control SW library that is used in all Hilti power tools.
This includes developing innovative drive concepts as well as maintaining and supporting already existing technologies. Additionally, you will support the application teams to fully leverage the possibilities of the motor driver.
Since you will be doing high impact changes affecting a large scale of applications, you are familiar with modern software engineering practices. By following state-of-the-art DevOps practices such as developing on head, CI/CD, automated SIL/HIL testing in an agile working environment, you ensure solid software quality and thereby decrease the necessary amount of rework and development cycles.
With your in-depth knowledge of motor control and embedded software engineering, you will work closely with interdisciplinary development teams and develop differentiating solutions. Together with your stakeholders you understand the needs of the future power-tool drives and translate them into software requirements and specifications. You will take overall responsibility for the library and represent the motor control software with your technical leadership in cross-functional or cross-departmental teams.
As an innovation driver in our team and you will implement your own ideas for future-oriented differentiation features in Hilti products and foster university collaboration by supervising student employees during internships and theses.

We have 800 of the world’s best engineers developing and testing tomorrow’s technical solutions in our innovation center in Liechtenstein and Kaufering.

What do we offer?

We offer you a unique place to work, in which you are part of a creative and interdisciplinary team. We will give you a lot of responsibility to develop yourself and we´ll support you in shaping your individual career path.
In addition, we offer you innovative and personalized Benefits, such as

- Flat hierarchies
- Internal mentoring program
- In-house fitness area with training courses
- Flexible working arrangements
- DB JobTicket
- Company pension scheme (employer-financed)
- Subsidy for childcare

Further benefits:
- Support in relocating and finding a flat
- Tax advice

Integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment are essential for Hilti – both today and tomorrow. We are proud to say that we not only talk about our values, but also live them every day.

What you need is:

  • Completed studies (Diploma, Master’s degree, PhD) in electrical engineering with a focus on power electronics and motor control
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in the field of motor control
  • Very good knowledge in motor control for brushless drives (field-oriented control, block commutation, sensor less algorithms)
  • Good knowledge of microcontrollers with proficiency in C programming language
  • Good knowledge in software testing (HIL/SIL)
  • Experience in state-of-the art software development engineering practices (DevOps, CI/CD, Agile)
  • Very good technical knowledge and excellent problem-solving ability
  • Flexible, self-organized, proactive team player
  • Good communication skills with English, German is optional

Why should you apply?

Motor control is your ambition? You are up for a global career in an international company and want to continuously develop yourself? Then you should accept the challenge and become a member of our embedded software team.


Take up the next challenge and start your career with HILTI! We are always looking for employees for a long-term cooperation.

During your job interview you will spend some time with us and get to know our company. Thus you will get a feeling for the job and our corporate culture.

Hilti stands for equal opportunities. We are looking forward to receiving applications from severely disabled persons and similarly disabled persons.

Contact: Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH I Miriam Fries I Human Resources

Should you encounter technical problems during your application, please contact mycareer-techsupport@hilti.com .