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We work on complex issues which require solutions that have not yet been found in science nor in practice.

Share your ideas with specialists

We work together closely to achieve optimum results- so that everybody can contribute his/her own strengths and capabilities.

Room for

We believe in supporting your professional and personal growth and development – by providing mentoring, further training opportunities and exciting new tasks.

working conditions

Our goal is to create a working atmosphere which encourages outstanding performance by providing an ideal working environment.

our team

“I enjoy working here because the work-life balance really does work in practice – not only do I have time to pursue the interesting job that I do here, but I also have enough time for my family commitments.”

SabrinaTechnical Writer

“I simply enjoy working as part of a motivated team of experts which solves fascinating optimization problems.”

ThorstenExpert (Operations Research)

” I enjoy working here because I can solve complex OR challenges together with a great team.”

StephanieSenior Expert (Operations Research)

” I work on stimulating tasks with really nice colleagues in a great working environment – what more can I ask for ?”

JörgSenior Expert (Operations Research)

“Even as a student you are well and truly integrated into the team and involved in the work it does. You are given responsibility and you can organize your work independently and flexibly.”

KatharinaUndergraduate Assistant

“I appreciate the fact that everyone in the team enjoys working on complex challenges and that I can contribute my own ideas on how to solve a problem.”

AlexanderAnalyst (Software)

“I like working here because I am always faced with new and exciting challenges in the projects I work on.”

BrittaExpert (Operations Research)

“I’m happy at OPTANO. My job is interesting and I am able to combine it with shorter or longer intervals in which I can take paternity leave.”

ChristianExpert (Operations Research)

“Individual part-time models and flexible working hours enable a perfect work-life balance.”


“I like working here at OPTANO because you share your knowledge and experience with one another. This helps you to further your own abilities effectively.”

SebastianOR Consultant

“Flexible working hours, teleworking and the option to take time off to compensate for overtime are ideal as I can combine my professional and private life.”

DanielSoftware Developer

Our company

OPTANO GmbH is a successful and dynamic IT start-up in the German city of Paderborn. Since our establishment in 2009, we have become a very renowned company in our field. Our team currently has 35 employees among which are OR specialists, software developers, consultants  and out-of-the-box thinkers who deploy mathematical optimization methods and make them available to users. We develop precise application software based on our OPTANO platform for successful enterprises such as Daimler or BMW or for leading strategy consultancies. Our aim is to provide professional solutions which stand out in productive operations so that our clients can plan more efficiently and thus gain a competitive edge.

We offer you an attractive benefits package

  • Flexible working hours and teleworking

    We offer flexible working hours, a good work-life balance and the opportunity to work from home.

  • Beverages and fresh fruit

    Water, tea and coffee are readily available and fresh fruit can be found in all our offices.

  • State-of-the-art technology

    All our workspaces are equipped with the most sophisticated hardware and software.

  • Ongoing training opportunities

    Our employees participate in ongoing training schemes to ensure continuous personal and professional growth and development.

  • Funded retirement plans

    We offer our employees the opportunity to join our company-sponsored retirement benefits plan.

  • Cooperation among equals

    We believe in a flat hierarchy.  Management and employees are on first-name terms with one another. We promote an excellent working climate by organizing regular team-building events.

Apply now – Tips for your application

We appreciate your interest in our company. We have put together a few useful tips for you to ensure that your application leaves a good first impression with us.

Onboarding – Your start in our team

Your application was a success and you are now a part of our team. To make sure that your first few weeks run smoothly and are well-structured, we have devised a special onboarding program for you:

  • Mentoring: Each colleague is appointed a mentor who will give you regular feedback on your projects and personal development within the company.
  • Structured check-in: To make sure that nothing essential is overlooked, your mentor will go through a standardized check list with you on your first day.
  • Personal contact: During onboarding, a colleague will be at hand to offer you assistance and clarify any questions.
  • Special onboarding: The onboarding program varies depending on your position. Your personal contact is an expert in his/her field as well as your own and will help you in your professional growth and development. We also have an additional standardized curriculum  for developers in which short lessons help you to find your way around our OPTANO technology platform .
  • A team member from day one: You will start working on team projects immediately. On-the-job training will prepare you well for when you eventually take on your own projects.

We are looking forward to meeting  you!

If you require further information about any of our vacancies or have any questions about your application, please contact:
Verena Bewermeyer l OPTANO GmbH l Technologiepark 18 l 33100 Paderborn l
Tel. +49 5251 68220-46 l