Ingenuity that pushes boundaries

Choose new opportunities: Start your career as an engineer at Ottobock today.


Engineering at Ottobock

Bei Ottobock erleben wir täglich, wie Technologie das Leben von Menschen verbessern kann. Als das Unternehmen vor mehr als hundert Jahren in Berlin gegründet wurde, handelte es sich aus heutiger Sicht um ein waschechtes Start-up. Diesen Spirit haben wir uns erhalten und entwickeln heute Hochtechnologie ganz nah am Menschen. Von der bionischen Handprothese bis hin zum mikroprozessorgesteuerten Kniegelenk: Als IngenieurIn bei Ottobock verschiebst Du die Grenzen des Machbaren und hilfst Menschen so, Bewegungsfreiheit zu bewahren oder zurückzugewinnen. Wir erwecken Technologie zum Leben.

What makes us proud

At Ottobock, you are part of one of the most innovative companies in the industry. Our history is filled with examples of inventiveness and outstanding flair for engineering.

Who we’re looking for

Research & Development

Are you passionate about bringing innovative ideas to life? As an engineer in research and development at Ottobock, you will be there when ideas and expertise turn into products that were previously thought of as impossible.

Your profile:

  • You have already gained professional experience in product development as an engineer - preferably in medical technology or a similar environment

  • You like to apply technology and constantly improve it – both in the detail and from a big picture perspective

  • You are a team player that also knows how to prioritize and work independently

  • You are open to innovation - both in technology and in the work environment

  • Not only do you rethink and optimize products, but also processes and work methods

Operations – Planning & Manufacturing

Ottobock operates 10 production sites, achieving an extraordinary level of vertical integration. As an engineer in the Operations department at Ottobock, you are in charge of planning, implementing and optimizing intelligent processes. Thus, you guarantee the highest quality standards and reliable product availability.

Your profile:

  • You contribute extensive knowledge in Lean Management

  • You oversee and improve production processes and/or production procedures

  • You think and act in a forward-looking, holistic and process-oriented manner

  • You are highly committed to quality

  • You advocate improvements in your field with your talent for communication

What to look forward to

  • Products with purpose.

    Experience the real improvement your work brings to the lives of our users.

  • Ingenuity by tradition.

    As a family-run company, Ottobock has been driving innovation in the industry since 1919.

  • A personalized career.

    Ottobock helps you achieve your unique career goals as a reliable partner.

  • Awesome teams.

    The motivation of our employees is contagious. Become part of an international network of experts who achieve more together.

  • Work the way that suits you.

    Ottobock offers modern working environments that can be adapted to your needs as much as possible.


Further benefits

At Ottobock, you chart your own career path and develop along the way.
Ottobock supports you to provide for your future with a company pension scheme.
It is important to us that you feel comfortable with us no matter your situation. We make sure you can work flexibly both in terms of time and location.
We provide you with childcare and a kindergarten at our company headquarters.
Ottobock covers you against accidents big and small – whether at work or on holiday.
Ottobock makes it easier for you to get to work with its mobility options.
You can enjoy numerous benefits with many brands and at partner companies.
You are entitled to professional counseling for both private and professional matters.
Stay fit with your team after work thanks to an extensive sports program.
Ottobock enables you to work from home and on the go.
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Our locations


Our headquarters are located in Duderstadt in the German region of southern Lower Saxony, 25 km from the ICE train station in Göttingen. Duderstadt is where we develop our groundbreaking products including new prostheses, orthoses and exoskeletons, which are then used by people around the world.

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More questions?

Should you have any questions about your career at Ottobock, please contact our recruiting team:

During our consultation hours (Tue. 1–2 p.m., Thu. 4–5 p.m.), you can also reach us by phone at +49 5527 8483399.

We look forward to hearing from you!



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