Ingenuity that pushes boundaries

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Engineering at Ottobock

We bring technology to life.

At Ottobock, we see every day how technology can improve people's lives. When the company was founded in Berlin more than a hundred years ago, it was a genuine start-up from today's perspective. We have retained this spirit and today develop high technology very close to people. From the bionic hand prosthesis to the microprocessor-controlled knee joint: As an engineer at Ottobock, you drive back the boundaries of what is possible and thus help people to maintain or regain freedom of movement.

What we are proud of

Inventiveness and engineering excellence


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.

What you bring with you

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

Your benefits

  • 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.
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.

Your future workplace


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.


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!


Working at Ottobock

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