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.

Projects

Our impact within and beyond ZEISS

Microscopy

APEER – Create. Combine. Collaborate. Free and open platform for image processing

Industrial Metrology

Smart Services – realtime performance monitoring of ZEISS metrology solutions

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

CONVIVO – a revolutionary digital platform to support remote data analysis during neurosurgery

VISION CARE | MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY | INDUSTRIAL METROLOGY | MICROSCOPY

ZEISS Portal offers high-impact, value-driven, relevant digital services to our customers in the easiest way possible – driving and shaping their day-to-day success

Industrial Metrology

PiWeb APP – access and analyze your live measurement data on the go

A true partnership

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
  • Microsurgery
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
Years

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

750+
Team Members

We currently employ over 750 people across nine offices in Germany and Hungary, and we continue to grow.

>10
Years of experience in agile management

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

90k+
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

Digital Business & Ecosystems

Driving value creation through digital transformation
Driving value creation through digital transformation

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.

Design & Insights

Translating customer needs into delightful user experiences
Translating customer needs into delightful user experiences

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.

Architecture & Engineering

Delivering cutting edge digital solutions across ZEISS
Delivering cutting edge digital solutions across ZEISS

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.

Data & Analytics

Creating actionable Insights from Data
Creating actionable Insights from Data

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.

Meet our people

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 13 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.

Design thinking of tomorrow

Like a start-up on steroids

Devran "Cosmo", Senior Product Engineer

Here you play a leading role

Christian, Project Leader

We accelerate the digital transformation of ZEISS by supporting the business groups

Matthias, Head of ZEISS Digital Partners

I want to make great things real

Niels, Principal of Design & Insights

We are looking for you

see our available job openings

Real-Talk

with ZEISS colleagues

Was kann man bei den ZEISS Digital Partners alles machen
Wait you didn't know ZEISS does Machine Learning?
Die Story meines ersten ZEISS Jobs
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.

Cross functional collaboration

Hands-on

Celebrate our success

Embrace our differences & diverse talents

From the workbench

Insights into our products and our technologies

We are hiring Job openings at ZEISS Digital Partners

Unsolicited application (m/f/x) Munich | Oberkochen

You are passionate to shape digital and drive digital transformation for a leading brand?

Backend Developer - Digital Products (f/m/x) Munich | Oberkochen

You will play a crucial role in expanding our new Digital Partners unit and actively contribute to the success of the digital transformation at ZEISS. In this challenging function you will be part of an agile, interdisciplinary team of frontend and backend developers, UX designers and product owners that ensures the creation and improvement of our customer-facing digital services.

You will take ownership in developing new services and features based on customer feedback in an ongoing manner while also shaping and advancing our development methods and establishing best practices. You will be working closely with your colleagues as an integrated member of a high-performing team with a DevOps – mindset, not only developing, but also testing and documenting your solutions.

Frontend Developer - Digital Products (f/m/x) Munich | Oberkochen

You will play a crucial role in expanding our new Digital Partners unit and actively contribute to the success of the digital transformation at ZEISS. In this challenging function you will be part of an agile, interdisciplinary team of frontend and backend software developers, UX designers and product owners that ensures the further development of our customer-facing solutions.

You will be working with a state-of-the-art stack based on React and a GraphQL API, developing completely new services with high-quality UI components based on customer feedback as well as improving existing features together with your colleagues. With your extensive knowledge, you will also be contributing to further improvements in our development processes and shaping best practices within the team.

Data Analyst (m/f/x)

You will play a crucial role in growing the Digital Partners unit and actively contribute to shape ZEISS towards winning with data-enabled business. In this challenging function, you will help our business units to identify and develop strategic data-driven customer-centered use case opportunities. As a data analyst at the ZEISS Digital Partners, you are part of our Data Science team and join the vibrant ZEISS data analytics and machine learning community. You work in joint, co-located project teams with the ZEISS business units at the Digital Partners. Together with your colleagues, you deliver value-adding insights and create a comprehensive data-enabled experience and data driven business for ZEISS customers through ingenious data transformations and solid analyses combined with vivid data visualizations.

ZEISS locations worlwide

Come and visit us at ZEISS Digital Partners

ZEISS has locations across the world.
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ZEISS locations worldwide

Our ZDP locations

Jena
Dresden
Oberkochen
MunichGörlitz
Berlin
Leipzig
Miskovc
Budapest
Shanghai
Bangalore

 

Let's get in touch

Matthias Gohl

Head of ZEISS Digital Partners

Let's connect via mail or Linkedin.

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