ZEISS Digital Partners - Shaping the digital future of ZEISS
New Business at ZEISS

ZEISS Digital Partners

Shaping the digital future of ZEISS

We have a clear goal: Enabling and accelerating the digital transformation of ZEISS @speed and @scale. We are developing digital solutions jointly with the ZEISS business units and we are accelerating innovation that delivers a future value for our customers and our company. We do this by building on our incredible 175 year heritage of successful innovations.

Our mission

ZEISS Digital is the ZEISS-wide partner of choice designing, developing, scaling and operating the customer-facing digital and data solutions of ZEISS-SBUs (design-build-analyze).

Our four Units

Digital Business Innovation

Building digital businesses

We partner with ZEISS’ business units to identify, design, and build desirable, viable and feasible digital business solutions – ensuring clear benefit to customers and business value for ZEISS alike.

We accelerate ZEISS’ business transformation enabled by tech. We help to ensure business impact and identifying latent customer needs via our competencies in Design Thinking as well as conducting customer research.

Data & Analytics

Data-driven business innovation

We treat data as the valuable, strategic asset it is and work closely together with ZEISS’ business units to create tomorrow´s data-driven business innovations. By creating state-of-the-art data products and services, we transform data into a central value driver for ZEISS and our customers. We gather, manage and provide all relevant data and analytics support to ZEISS entities.

Digital Customer Interaction

Delivering leading digital experiences

We provide all means for users to perceive a seamless, digital experience across all online touchpoints – public and closed. Our team collaborates with our business colleagues to design, build and scale state of the art online solutions.

ZEISS Digital Innovation

Shaping markets with tailored digital solutions

We use agile methods to support ZEISS’ business units and external customers at every stage of their digitalization projects. This helps us create top-quality tailored software solutions using modern web and cloud technologies, as well as end-to-end platforms for innovative business approaches.

Our Projects — A true partnership

Our impact within and beyond ZEISS

Working directly with our colleagues across ZEISS business units and our synergy customers

Recently named one of the most admired companies in Germany (Game Changer Award)  ZEISS has a fascinating array of products and offerings delivered through our distinct business units. Every day at the ZEISS Digital Partners we work jointly with these business units to realize cutting edge, customer centric digital solutions. With our top-quality tailored digital solutions we support the ZEISS business units and also our synergy customers to realize their digitalization roadmaps.

We work collaboratively across a broad range of topics and applications, to turn customer challenges into new opportunities for ZEISS. For team members at the ZEISS Digital Partners this offers the possibility to work on a diverse set of topics, or even take a job rotation in a business unit and within 50 global locations. There are opportunities across Germany and at our international locations including: Budapest, Miskolc, Bangalore and Shanghai to name just a few.

Segments of the ZEISS Group

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Semiconductor Manufacturing Optics

Semiconductor Mask Solutions

Process Control Solutions

Industrial Quality & Research

Industrial Quality & Research

Industrial Quality Solutions

Research Microscopy Solutions

Medical Technology

Medical Technology

Ophthalmic Devices


Consumer Markets

Consumer Markets

Vision Care

Consumer Products

ZEISS Beyond Talks

Visionary thought leaders of our time

Key Facts

ZEISS Digital Partners in numbers

  • 6


    We have been driving the digital transformation for 6 years already.

  • 900+

    Team Members

    We currently employ over 900+ Team Members in 11 offices across Germany, Hungary, India and China., and we continue to grow.

  • >10

    Years of experience in agile management

    We rely on agile methods in both our projects and management.

  • 100k+

    Users on our newly created platforms

    We create value for customers by creating new products and services in collaboration with ZEISS business groups.

Our competencies

Multidisciplinary setup to solve digital challenges

  • Through our Digital Business & Ecosystems team, we offer the necessary expertise for positioning new products in digital markets. We have a thorough understanding of business models in the digital world, particularly as concerns monetizing services and data. This includes platform-based business models with their underlying network effects. Our digital ecosystem comprising established players and start-ups helps us position new digital products and services effectively.

    We transfer and adapt successful approaches from the digital world to the ZEISS-specific context, e.g. lean start-up methodologies. With these methods and our broad understanding of how to transform a high-tech company's existing structures and processes into new forms of value creation, we drive the digital transformation at ZEISS.

  • As the Design & Insights team we bring user research, design thinking, design strategy and detailed UX/UI skills to the ZEISS Digital Partners projects. Our team consists of international experts from a broad range of backgrounds ranging from experience mapping and concept development through to brand focused web design, and mobile and desktop applications.

  • As the Architecture and Engineering (AE) team, we are the technology-core of the Digital Partners. Everyone on the AE team from software architects, software developers to agile coaches are highly experienced in innovative technologies across Web, App, Application and IoT. We work closely with our business segment colleagues to build leading digital solutions for ZEISS.

  • Jointly with our R&D and IT department we build the competencies to enhance our products and enable new value propositions by extracting actionable information from data.
    We aim to establish and maintain a data-driven positive feedback loop to continuously get better as an organization while improving the experience of our customers.

    Open position(s)

    Consultant S/4 Analytics (m/f/x)

    Machine Learning Engineer (m/f/x)

The team who shapes the digital future at ZEISS

Our multi-disciplinary team combines passion and expertise to create impact through digital experiences. With over 49 different nationalities (and still counting), we have a vibrant and inspiring community of practitioners. With backgrounds including: Design Thinking, Software Engineering, Data Science, Management Consultancy, User Experience and Cloud Natives – we have the diverse skillset needed to drive digital transformation at ZEISS.

  • ZEISS Team: Devran "Cosmo"

    Devran "Cosmo", Senior Product Engineer

    Like a start-up on steroids

  • ZEISS Team: Christian

    Christian, Project Leader

    Here you play a leading role

  • ZEISS Team: Niels

    Niels, Principal of Design & Insights

    I want to make great things real


with ZEISS colleagues

  • Was kann man bei den ZEISS Digital Partners alles machen

    Was kann man bei den ZEISS Digital Partners alles machen

  • Die Story meines ersten ZEISS Jobs

    Die Story meines ersten ZEISS Jobs


  • Wait you didn't know ZEISS does Machine Learning?

    Wait you didn't know ZEISS does Machine Learning?

  • The peculiar story of my job interview at ZEISS

    The peculiar story of my job interview at ZEISS

  • Was kann man bei den ZEISS Digital Partners alles machen
  • Die Story meines ersten ZEISS Jobs
  • Wait you didn't know ZEISS does Machine Learning?
  • The peculiar story of my job interview at ZEISS

Our culture

At the ZEISS Digital Partners we have created an open and collaborative environment which fosters creativity and delivers impact. We actively nurture our team culture by minimizing hierarchy and empowering individuals. We foster cross functional relationships and leverage the diversity of our people. We combine Agile, Design Thinking and Voice of the Customer methods – not because they are the latest buzzwords, but because we believe they are crucial for digital business success.

  • Our culture

    Our culture

  • Cross functional collaboration

    Cross functional collaboration

  • Hands-on


  • ZEISS VR Controller
  • ZEISS Design Thinking
  • Tatooine
  • Embrace our differences & diverse talents

    Embrace our differences & diverse talents

  • Celebrate our success

    Celebrate our success


ZEISS locations worlwide

ZEISS locations worldwide

Come and visit us at ZEISS Digital Partners

ZEISS has locations across the world.  

Our ZDP locations