Competence Cluster Leader Application Software Design (f/m/d)


PALFINGER stands for most innovative, reliable and economic hoist-equipment on utility vehicles and in the maritime sector. To strengthen our Köstendorf team we are looking for a Competence Cluster Leader Application Software Design (f/m/d).


  • Define standards and guidelines for embedded software development across the product lines.
  • Ensure compliance of development processes to reach high software quality and safety.
  • Analyse and understand the requirements of the product lines and define tools and methods for interchangeable software functions.
  • Define a strategy for simulation of software functions (MiL, SiL, HiL)
  • Develop the skills of the embedded software development teams.


  • academic degree in software development and at least 8 years relevant business experience
  • overarching understanding of developing safety relevant software for mobile machines.
  • familiar with the most important engineering standards and guidelines for developing safety relevant software
  • strategic mindset with excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • highly dynamic, passionate about driving change and challenge the status quo
  • form & lead a project organization beyond formal hierarchies (manage agile teams & alliances with external partners)
  • experience in international project management and distributed teams
  • fluent in Business English; additional languages are an advantage
  • Skills in communication, conflict management and moderation


  • Performance-related compensation and attractive incentive schemes
  • The opportunity to work in an international business environment 
  • Good life-balance thanks to flexible working hours
  • Personal development opportunities and room for own ideas and improvements
  • Opportunity for on-going career growth
  • Training opportunitie

Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 50.029,42. We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification.


We are looking forward to your informative application!


Doris Weiß

HR Business Partner
Palfinger Europe GmbH
Moosmühlstraße 1 | 5203 Köstendorf | Austria


Palfinger Europe GmbH
Moosmühlstraße 1 , 5203 Köstendorf
Palfinger Köstendorf

Job Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Homeoffice (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Car Sharing Initiative
  • Job Ticket