Senior Systems Engineer

  • full_time
  • Germany

KPI Integrated Solutions

The Senior Systems Engineer is an individual contributor who applies their leadership and expertise of complex technical systems and integration methods to assist the KPI Project Team through the project life cycle: from detailed design to start up and commissioning to assure full system functionality at handoff to LTS.

They will report to the VP of Systems Integration. The role of the Senior Systems Engineer will typically be assigned to one or possibly two of KPI’s largest projects simultaneously and focus on ensuring that the delivered solutions match the Description of Operation and contractual items. This individual will work cross functionally with internal KPI departments and as well as with external vendors to lead and guide solutions to final fulfillment & delivery of our agreed upon functionality. The team led by the Senior Systems Engineer will also be responsible for quality assurance and validated operation and performance of the systems as designed. The role will have direct reports from the Commissioning Engineer Managers and Indirect reports from the Commissioning Engineers.

This role will have the additional responsibility of staying very closely aligned with our Client and their Technical Teams to ensure that all technical / integration activities stay tightly on schedule and any issues or problems are rapidly escalated to the appropriate Client / KPI & Vendor Stakeholders for timely alignment and resolution.

  • Hiring, mentoring, and directing the resources to meet the company goals and objectives in this fast-paced emerging technology market and specifically for the assigned projects.
  • To work collaboratively with all functional stakeholders and their teams to define and deliver a Best-In-Class process that will support a more efficient, effective & expeditious delivery of KPI projects for our valued clients.
  • To partner with the Project Management Team to ensure Scope of Work descriptions, Request for Proposals, and Purchase Orders match the Description of Operations documents.
  • To partner with the Project Management Team, Engineering Team, as well as the client in the Project Scheduling, Resource Planning, Equipment Procurement, Equipment & System Installation, Commissioning, Testing and Go Live Activities.
  • To develop and complete the appropriate Factory Acceptance Tests, Installation Qualifications, Operational Qualifications, and Performance Qualifications with a focus on standardization where applicable. Ensure that proper test plans are followed, and that the status updates toward test completion are provided to the project team & client on a regular basis.
  • To partner with the Software Solutions & Software Teams and take the Commercial Description of Operations (C-DOO) that they develop, and collaborate closely to enhance this into an Execution Description of Operations (E-DOO) as well as eventually help create an Functional Specifications Document (FSD). Noting that this effort will also involve partnering closely with the KPI Software & Controls Team to merge their Software Design Document (SDD) into the FSD.
  • To provide meaningful performance feedback to your team on an ongoing basis not limited to formal performance review periods.
  • To support the startup, test, and debug of products at the KPI Centers of Excellence (COEs).
  • Develop and maintain training materials related to proper commissioning & testing protocols while also ensuring training requirements are achieved to support both the company’s technology implementation efforts and continuous process improvement of your team members. Utilize the COEs as training centers when applicable.
  • To certify that all turnover documents, for which your team is accountable to complete, are archived and handed over to the proper stakeholders.
  • To support the software and controls team to test and optimize systems during the commissioning and go live phases of a project in conjunction with the Software & Controls Commissioning Teams.
  • To support your team in demonstrations for both customer visits to COEs and trade shows.
  • To coordinate your team’s effort to provide expert remote support to customers for assigned technology to support the Lifetime Services (LTS) team.
  • Travel expectations are approximately 25% to 40%.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related Technical or Engineering field or adequately related professional experience to this position.
  • 7 to 10+ years of technical experience with Material Handling Equipment (MHE), Software Systems (WMS, WES, WCS, PLC / PC Controls System and overall Distribution Center Automation Strategies).
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, supervise, and coordinate team members support of multiple & simultaneous projects and initiatives while also being Customer Facing as needed.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Software (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills. The ability to translate technical requirements into viable solutions.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with an ability to communicate directly with both technical and non- non-technical team members and clients up to and including ELT members.
  • Must possess the ability to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of timelines and budgets.
  • Ability to work effectively as a leader, individual contributor, and team member.
  • Mastery level skill of a broad set of technologies within the MHE industry.
  • System knowledge of AMR and / or AutoStore technologies will be very beneficial to this candidate.
  • Work may require lifting and delivering packages, boxes, and supplies on an intermittent basis, weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Work requires correctable vision, ability to identify and distinguish colors, depth perception, eye-hand coordination, and manual dexterity sufficient to operate computer terminal, telephone, and office equipment for long periods of time.
  • The noise level in the onsite work environment can be moderate to loud.
  • Mental activities involve concentrated and extremely demanding attention.
  • Ability to hear and speak English language clearly and concisely for heavy telephone & audio contact.
  • Involves frequent contact with clients and management team.
  • Work involves frequent change in activities and priorities.
  • Some after business hours and weekend work as needed to properly manage workload.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Training & Development

    Kuecker Pulse Integration provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by states, federal, or local law.


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