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18. August 2022

10 Best Tech Companies To Work For In Germany And Why

Looking for a tech job in Germany? Here are 10 of the best to guide your job hunt!

Ellen Merryweather

Alle Kurse

Berlin

The tech industry is one of the largest employment sectors right now following the shift in many companies to remote work and data storage in the cloud. 

The best part is that they’re willing to pay for that talent and make sure to keep them happy. So with a little research, you can find the best role and company that matches what you want in a tech job. Here’s a list of some of the best tech companies to work for in Germany, and why!

The German Tech Scene

Germany’s Digital Strategy 2025 predicts that Germany’s GDP could rise by an additional €82 billion if the country leverages digital technologies to the fullest. The country has some ambitious digital plans that include creating a gigabit fiber network, plans to assist startups and connect them with established companies, and updating the digital regulatory framework that will encourage more investment and innovation. The country is investing heavily in digital education and is in the process of creating a digital agency meant to be a modern center of excellence. 

And that’s not all! Germans work an average of 35 hours per week, and every full-time worker is entitled to 20 days of holiday plus 9 public holiday days, making Germany an excellent place for work-life balance. The cost of living is relatively low in Germany compared to other European countries when you consider the average salary and benefits. Transportation is cheap and effective, but more importantly, there’s Oktoberfest! Most tech employers in Germany are forward-thinking, and with so much government support, they have the freedom to make sure their employees are enjoying themselves.

And if you’re not a citizen of a European Union member state, you can apply for the German Blue Card and obtain special privileges if you have a job offer in the country.

Best Tech Companies Hiring in Germany:

With all the government investment in digital infrastructure and technology companies, you can bet there are some awesome places to work. Check out our list of the hottest tech companies in Germany! Read why they’re great, and decide where you want to send your resume.

Google

Google has multiple office locations in Germany, and they are all pretty awesome to work for. With offices in Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, the company is currently hiring for multiple roles in engineering and technology. 

Google is well known for its excellent employee benefits which include comprehensive healthcare, retirement matching, flexible spending accounts, and even life insurance. In Germany, many of these benefits are covered by the government, but Google will give you an even better deal. 

With a bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience in computer science or a related technical field, you are eligible to join Google’s technology and engineering team in Germany. Plus, in Germany, you are automatically given preference if you have a disability. Google also has a very strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion which you can read more about on their belonging page. When you apply for a job at Google, you’ll potentially be joining a best-in-class global enterprise where you’ll get to work with and learn from some of the best engineers in the world.

Check out more of Google's awesome Düsseldorf office here.

N26

N26 is one of the world’s leading mobile banks. N26 operates with a full German banking license and operates according to EU directives. The company works with advanced 3D secure technology and relies on biometrics to safeguard its clients’ accounts. N26 is very popular with ex-pats since the barriers to opening an account are low, and there are no foreign transaction fees. 

Working for N26 is a great way to get your foot through the fintech door. N26 empowers its employees to develop professionally and personally because they consider it an investment in themselves. Each N26 employee gets a personal development fund that they can spend however they want to further their career. They are also a progressive company, with lots of inclusive initiatives with the goal of creating a banking experience that customers of all backgrounds, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, religions, abilities, and experiences love to use.

We borrowed this awesome image from N26's careers page...a must-see if you're thinking of applying.

Blinkist

Do you love to read, but can’t find the time? Blinkist may be the perfect place for you. Blinkist is an app that condenses the best nonfiction books into bite-sized summaries so you can get the gist and learn in a fraction of the time it would have taken you to read the whole thing. Of course, if you hear the highlights and have the time, we hope you’ll read the full book! But in a pinch. Blinkist is the solution. They even do the same for podcasts. They call them shortcasts. Blinkist knows people are busy and want to help them learn on the go as efficiently as possible.

Blinkist describes itself as a group of “curiosity-driven readers, writers, designers, developers, and strategists connected by our passion for reading, building meaningful products, and sharing the power of big ideas.” It sounds like a pretty great group of potential colleagues. Based in Berlin, Blinkist also has remote roles available, but if you want to go to the office, they offer relocation and visa support for non-German nationals. Plus get free, plant-based lunches and enjoy a four-day work week.

Trivago

Based in Düsseldorf, Trivago wants to be “your companion to experience the world.” Founded by three friends in 2005, the company is a part of the Expedia group and is publicly traded, which means it’s a pretty big deal. The company is dedicated to empowering people to organize amazing trips all over the world using technology. 

Trivago also helps new employees relocate to Germany if needed. You’ll be supported with topics like getting a visa and work permit, a newcomer’s loan, and a relocation reimbursement budget to help cover flights and moving expenses. They are also into employee growth, so everyone has access to both in-house and online courses. You’ll also get at least 20 days of vacation outside of Germany, and the ability to work from home when needed.

Soundcloud

If you’re into music then Soundcloud may be the next best step in your tech career. Soundcloud considers itself a “next-generation” music streaming system, that is especially dedicated to empowering undiscovered talent. With a European headquarters in Berlin, Soundcloud Germany is looking for all kinds of engineering talent. An international company, getting into Soundcloud in Berlin could open the door for you in New York, Los Angeles, or London as well. 

As far as benefits go, Soundcloud offers the works. Apart from relocation assistance, you’ll get creativity and wellness benefits, a professional development allowance, 35 days of paid time off annually, and even free German classes to get you settled in. You can participate in the employee stock ownership plan, and you’re invited to two free lunches per week at the office. And remember, you’ll get to listen to the newest music while you help new artists break onto the scene. 

Ubisoft

Maybe gaming is more your thing. You’ll feel right at home at Ubisoft. The Assassin’s Creed game developer, headquartered in France, also has offices in Düsseldorf. Ubisoft is dedicated to creating enriching games for everyone and is the company behind popular games like  Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Prince of Persia, Rabbids, Rayman, Tom Clancy's, and Watch Dogs.

Working for a gaming company is already pretty cool, but even more so when the company is dedicated to having a positive social impact like Ubisoft. The company actively invests in the communities it works with to minimize its environmental impact. They are also very family-oriented and actively work with their customers to encourage gamers to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As far as careers go, there are so many options at Ubisoft if you have a little experience in tech. From design to localization, there is literally something for everyone. 

Working for Ubisoft means working in offices so nice they were featured in Archello!

Personio

If you’re a people person, Personio could be the perfect place for you. Personio is a leading human resource solution for European small and medium-sized enterprises, and they’ve been crushing it over the past few months. Considered the people operating system, Personio just raised $200M in second series E funding to continue to drive its rapid expansion across the continent. 

Committed to sustainability and diversity, Personio has an employee advisory board that serves as the eye and ears for management on each internal team. A sounding board for internal communications and people programs, the board drives initiatives based on engagement surveys to improve the organization overall. They also offer employees a stock option plan and have an extremely laid-back and inclusive culture at their Munich headquarters. 

Get a taste of Personio's team culture.

Innogames

Innogames is another gaming company that makes some of the most popular videogames in the market today. They are best known for some of their role-playing games, like Tribal Wars and Forge of Empires. Based in Hamburg, Innogames has millions of registered players and revenues that reached €190 million in 2019.

Innogames has excellent employee reviews, and its CEO has a 98% approval rating on Glassdoor. Its company culture is founded on principles like sustainability, fair play, open information sharing (they have an awesome Github presence!), and of course passion, among other things. Innogames also has a great career development system in place that allows new hires to decide whether they want to specialize in their field or take a management career path. Either way, you’ll be supported to pursue the career of your dreams. 

Delivery Hero

Passionate about pizza? Get into the delivery side of tech! Based in the heart of Berlin, Delivery Hero operates in 50+ countries internationally in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and partners with 500,000+ restaurants. The company experienced a huge boom in business during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and despite restrictions easing in Europe, they continue to deliver excellence and keep growing. 

These heroes enjoy flexible working hours and shared workspaces, and they can even take a nap at the office in a dedicated napping space. The company offers relocation services, subsidized yoga classes, bike sharing and gym memberships, and employee long-term incentive programs. The company is invested in people leadership principles and believes that where there is potential, it needs to be nurtured. Delivery Hero will invest in making you your own hero. 

Contentful

Contentful is an API-based content management solution, that sets itself apart through its specialization in omnichannel content distribution. They are especially proud of their vast quantity of out-of-the-box tech stack integrations that make it easy for any and all content creators, marketers, and sales teams to reach their audience easily without a lot of backend tech development. 

Contentful is very dedicated to investing in its employees’ growth and professional development. The New York Times reported that Contentful is one of 50 startups on track to become a unicorn: valued at more than $1 billion. With options for employees to buy company stock and extremely competitive salaries, Contentful is an excellent option to flex your tech muscles in Berlin. The office is open, but work-from-home options are available as well. 

How to Land Your First Tech Job

Landing a job at incredible companies like these is definitely achievable. All you need is a little knowledge and some practical experience. Most companies in tech aren’t too worried about whether you have a Master’s from Harvard or a Ph.D. They want to know that you are able to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment. A degree from a legacy brick-and-mortar school isn’t going to cut it. 

Ironhack teaches the skills that these companies are looking for, and we know how to get you ready for the job so you can hit the ground running! So if you see yourself strolling through, for example, Madrid’s Google campus on your way to a user interview, or joining Glovo’s rockstar development team, take a look at Ironhack’s tech bootcamps. Nothing is more important for getting one of these gigs than practical experience and a wide network within the industry. You’ve got this!

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