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(Senior) Engineer (m/f/d) Robotics Hardware


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?

#you’re so smart.

Our smart cleaning robots clean large industrial and commercial spaces such as logistics centers, supermarkets and airports autonomously. We are developing innovative IoT devices with sophisticated software, sensors and hardware. And that's just the beginning. Our team and our product range are constantly growing. Let’s write the next chapter of your career together with our team in Schwaikheim near Stuttgart! 



Your tasks?


  • You develop, test, navigate and connect new intelligent cleaning machines for our B2B customers: From the initial idea through pre-series development to remote maintenance and continuous improvement in the field.
  • In close collaboration with our product management, you will conceptualize hardware and electronics architectures for existing and future Kärcher floor care robots, develop corresponding prototypes and bring them into series production. 
  • And of course every robot needs preventative maintenance to ensure top-level performance and consistency.
  • Within cross functional projects you work closely with our international development partners and strengthen the relationship with them. 



Do you recognize yourself here?


  • You have successfully completed a degree in e.g. electronics, electrical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, automation technology or a similar field. 
  • You know exactly how to design and develop hardware architectures. 
  • Preferably, you have already gained practical experience in developing mobile (service) robots and/or driverless transport systems (DTS).
  • You are familiar with the evaluation, selection and integration of e.g. sensors, BLDC/AC/PM motors, connectivity and battery management systems. 
  • You are trained in testing electronic components and systems as well as measurement technology. 
  • You have basic knowledge regarding the certification of machines and have preferably already managed release processes. 
  • You are fluent in German (B1) and English (C1/C2). 
  • Ownership, creativity, drive, team spirit and an international mindset. 



What can you expect from us? 


  • Start-up feeling with all the advantages of a global family business.
  • New Work within an agile and innovative team with flat hierarchies.  
  • Highly innovative development projects and a robotics roadmap that you can significantly shape with a lot of creative freedom. 
  • Kärcher Has Talent: The right people, at the right time, in the right position, with the right perspective. Our talent management process supports you in your personal development.
  • Numerous networking opportunities.
  • A variety of physical activities - from Yoga to Zumba to Outdoor Training.
  • Up to 32 days of holidays. 


Bring back the WOW to your career! 


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Contact Details


If you have any questions about the role or your application, please feel free to contact our Recruiting Center at +49 7195 14 5440 or by e-mail at


Alfred Kärcher SE & Co KG I