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 170 year heritage of successful innovations.

Our mission

Driving digitalization within and beyond ZEISS

Digital Customer Interaction

Delivering digital experiences

The Digital Customer Interaction team builds and designs solutions with our business colleagues, that provide a seamless digital experience to our customers across ZEISS.

Digital Product Foundry

Joint projects with business units

Working in close collaboration with our colleagues in the business units – we explore, design, build and launch, new and innovative cloud-first solutions.

Digital Innovation

Shaping markets with tailored digital solutions

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

Business Design Thinking

Customer centered innovation

We work in swarm teams made up of business, technical and customer experts to identify latent customer needs and translate them into value propositions and opportunities for new digital solutions.


Our impact within and beyond ZEISS


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

Industrial Metrology

Smart Services – realtime performance monitoring of ZEISS metrology solutions


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


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. There are opportunities across Germany and at our international locations including; California, Bangalore, and Shanghai to name just a few.

Medical Technology

Industrial Metrology


Vision Care

Key Facts

ZEISS Digital Partners in numbers


We have been driving the digital transformation for 5 years already.

Team Members

We currently employ over 500 people across nine offices in Germany and Hungary, and we continue to grow.

Years of experience in agile management

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

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 Innovation 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

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


Celebrate our success

Embrace our differences & diverse talents

Events Digital Solutions & Software Development

JUG Saxony Day 2022




Germany / Radebeul

As ZEISS Digital Innovation, we will once again be present at JUG Saxony Day on 23 September 2022 in Radebeul. This enables an exchange on all IT topics, such as software development, various programming languages, AI and the interaction between society and IT.
Our colleague Manuel Mauky will present extensive lessons learned on the development of a web components library.
We are looking forward to an interesting exchange of knowledge on numerous IT topics and to networking with IT experts, students, interested parties and companies.

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 Innovation 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 Innovation 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 Innovation 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 Innovation 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 Innovation 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.


Come and visit us at ZEISS Digital Partners

ZEISS has locations across the world.
Click here to find out more about our global reach.


Fritz-Foerster-Platz 2
01069 Dresden


Kistlerhofstraße 75
81379 München


Carl-Zeiss Straße 22
73447 Oberkochen


Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10
07745 Jena

Let's get in touch

Matthias Gohl

Head of ZEISS Digital Partners

Let's connect via mail or Linkedin.

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