May 22, 2024
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Finding IT & Technology English-speaking Jobs in Germany 

Luis Minvielle

The main objection for people wanting to live and work overseas is the language barrier. It’s an element that makes it seem like everything will be more difficult to navigate. And that’s, for the most part, correct. Even if the nation’s population speaks English that doesn’t mean they conduct their business in English. Thankfully, there are a few countries where it is possible to find work (as an English-speaker) without local language knowledge. One of those places is Germany. 

On top of a high population of expats, Germany, is home to many multinational corporations. Think of Aldi, BMW, SAP, Adidas, and DHL for example. Since a lot of business is done on this multinational scale, many companies have opened their doors to English speaking natives – since business for many is now done in English. So let’s take a look at some of the ways you can find an English speaking job in Germany – from where they are advertised to which companies don’t require German proficiency. 

Is it easy to find English IT jobs in Germany?

The simple answer is: Yes. With Germany’s expanding tech sector, there’s a growing demand for skilled workers, creating plenty of opportunities for expats. As a starting point, several popular job boards like GermanTechJobs and JobVector focus on English-speaking roles, and cities like Berlin and Munich are home to large numbers of English-speaking tech companies. In fact, last time we checked, claimed to have over 4,000 English-speaking jobs in Berlin and 16,000 in Munich.

It is important to note that, while German language skills aren’t always mandatory, they are a plus. Many companies, especially outside major cities, prefer bilingual candidates. And you’ll also notice that more collaborative tech roles such as management might have some bilingual preferences. Additionally, recent expat surveys highlight challenges settling in Germany.

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For English-speaking workers, some cities are better than others in Germany

In Germany, some more traditional regions such as Bavaria will expect workers to speak in German. More cosmopolitan cities like Berlin will likely offer English-only positions in a higher proportion than Munich. In 2021, a newspaper paged through English job ads in Germany and found out that Frankfurt—which hosts world-leading tech companies such as IBM, Siemens, and SAP—was also a good city for English-speaking jobseekers. So when looking for an IT job locally, make sure you branch out into each of these top cities. 

Finding Jobs in Germany: The major job boards

You surely have looked at these job sites already. They are used by employers and jobseekers all over the world, including Germany. Any of these platforms will offer plenty of English IT jobs in Germany, giving you a comprehensive overview of the German tech market. Though we’d advise you to explore more specialised job boards as well, they are all a good starting point.

  • LinkedIn - Probably the best-known professional networking platform, LinkedIn is also a massive job board that allows you to set location-based alerts and receive personalised recommendations (like “English” jobs in Germany).
  • Indeed - Perhaps one of the most massive job boards in terms of sheer number of listings. There are opportunities for experienced professionals, entry-level candidates, and even new grads or developers with no experience at all. It’s heavily marketed in the United States, even for blue-collar job search.
  • Glassdoor - Primarily known for employee reviews and salary information, it’s also a job board. Some of their job postings are merged with Indeed. Beware of relying too much on reviews—there have been complaints about them being manipulated.
  • JobMESH - It offers a million-plus job listings in Germany, including many in English. The platform is known for its intuitive search and focus on matching your skills to suitable positions, no matter one’s educational background.
  • Xing - Though it has recently integrated English, Xing is the “German version” of LinkedIn, so it offers mostly German-speaking jobs. However, creating a profile here might help you contact your future employer (when you master the language, of course).

Specialised English-friendly job boards

Along with general job boards, consider exploring specialised tech platforms. These targeted sites connect mid-level to senior IT professionals with companies actively seeking talent. Usually, once you sign up to a specialised job board, companies that are partnered with the platform can get in touch with you about job offers—that’s why we strongly recommend you to start your job search here. All the platforms listed below are running in English and offer English IT jobs in Germany.

  • WeAreDevelopers - As the leading German and European tech job board, WeAreDevelopers connects top developers with great jobs at top European companies, with some hiring exclusively through our platform. By signing up, you can get automatic job recommendations based on your profile and skills. This platform is suited to both German and English speakers and offers remote work possibilities, so your search can go beyond Germany. Simply create your profile in minutes and explore our current openings—let the job search come to you!
  • GermanTechJobs - A niche job board that features tech vacancies from local companies across Germany. The platform is visually attractive as you can quickly filter by required language, and see salary ranges for different positions. Also, an interactive map helps visualize job openings by location.
  • Jobvector - A specialised and well-reputed German search platform, Jobvector targets high-skilled workers in the fields of IT, medicine, engineering, and science. While German is often mandatory, some roles (including exciting positions in software development, biomedicine, and biotechnology) are open to English speakers.
  • Honeypot - A well-regarded and selective tech platform based in Berlin, Honeypot has strong connections with Berlin companies. Their thorough vetting process makes for a good prospect, but it requires the patience your new, heavy-handed landlord might not have for you. You need to create a profile to access job listings (many in English) and connect with German companies. While some non-EU residents might be interviewed, you’ll make the best use of it if you’re established in Europe already (preferably in the DACH region).
  • - A specialised platform focusing on opportunities with relocation support. If you’re a non-EU citizen looking for a job in Germany, you are probably familiarised with companies “forgetting” to clarify they don’t sponsor visas. is your perfect shortcut to cracking that paperwork out.
  • Wellfound - Formerly known as AngelList, this job platform is strong among US companies. Many listings use English, but be on alert for occasional out-of-date job openings.
  • Imagine - A daily-curated job platform that prioritises English and is relocation-friendly. It features tech roles in big tech companies like Razor Group, Zalando and N26, and is mostly restricted to Berlin and Munich.

Local job boards with English listings

These job boards think of international professionals as part of their target audience and feature many positions with English-language options.

  • Arbeitnow - Founded by expats, this platform simplifies your job search in Germany with English positions and visa-sponsoring companies. It also offers practical resources for planning a career in Germany, like a Salary calculator, as well as a blog that features commentary from already-established expats.
  • English jobs in Germany - This platform focuses specifically on English-speaking positions, with no German language skills required. You can search across almost every German city and state (or Bundesland). It benefits both expats with no German knowledge and locals seeking a fully international work environment.
  • - A well-established German job board, similar to Indeed. While most listings are in German, you can filter for English-speaking positions. Their extensive job postings (not tech-focused!) and easy-to-use search engine make it worth exploring, even if some companies might require German skills.
  • Moberries - A niche job board that focuses on matching applicants skills with tech positions that are in demand—many of which don’t require German proficiency. Moberries simplifies the whole job-hunting process: when a candidate matches with a company, they go right on to the interviewing stage.
  • Expatica - Although originally meant for people in the Netherlands, Expatica is a useful news portal for internationals living in Germany, offering non-professional tips, such as where to find the best English-language cinemas. While their main focus is expat life, they also offer an English-language job board.  Keep in mind that senior IT positions often require German proficiency, but many IT jobs allow for fluent English skills. Use their search function with keywords like “developer” or “IT” to filter for English-speaking openings in Germany.
  • The Local - A popular news platform for expats in Germany, it also offers an English-language jobs section that serves up a considerable number of IT positions. This section gathers postings from other platforms, mostly and

English-friendly job boards for inexperienced workers

Whether you are still at university, recently graduated, or decided to change your career, chances are you have zero experience in the field. There are a couple of job boards that appeal to inexperienced workers looking for IT English jobs in Germany.

  • Zenjobs - This is not a job platform, but rather a mobile app that connects international students with part-time jobs in 30 German cities, all without writing a single application. Although no German is required, you must be enrolled full-time at university, be at least 18 years old, have a German ID or passport, and have a valid work permit in order to use Zenjobs. This sounds somewhat exhausting. Yet, if you meet the requirements, the path to getting a student English-speaking job is quite simple.
  • Jobsinberlin - This site has some entry-level positions for both English and German speakers. Jobsinberlin belongs to the JobsIn family of sites that offer job postings in English for several German cities. Each one has its own unique URL. You can check the sister sites for Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Leipzig.
  • Student jobs - This platform, which we mentioned in this list as English Jobs in Germany, has a specially designed landing page for finding student and entry-level English-speaking jobs and internships in Germany.

Startup job sites with English listings

Germany has a strong and growing startup scene, with more than 60,000 start-ups mostly based in major cities like Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg. Many teams, especially in Berlin, are multicultural, making English the dominant language. Check out these job sites featuring positions at German startups, with many offering English-language opportunities.

  • Berlin Startup Jobs - A popular portal offering mostly English-speaking jobs in Berlin for startups in the tech industry. The platform offers both internships and co-founder roles, all filtered by category. While most jobs are advertised in English, be sure to review the description for language requirements.
  • Founderio - One of Europe’s best-known startup job boards, Founderio is aimed at senior roles (Co-founder, CEO, CTO, CMO) in new startups. Many Berlin and Munich startups advertise leadership roles in English, making it easier for international talent to apply for technical leads.
  • StartupJobsAn international platform for startups offering a wide range of opportunities across various stages, from established startups like Mozilla and HelloFresh to rising new players like Wolt and Cloudflare. The layout of this job board is really easy to use and visually attractive to help you quickly scan available positions. Since it’s a startup platform, a great number of openings in Germany are based in Berlin (the startup capital), and many are advertised in English.

To find an IT job in Germany, focus your search

Whether you are soon to graduate from tech school, actively looking for an IT job or just daydreaming of changing jobs (maybe the reason you landed here), it’s always useful to keep an eye on what the tech market is offering. 

That said, and considering you’ve already created a good-looking and professional profile at a generalist job board, your search for an English IT job in Germany should definitely start at a specialised (and preferably local) platform. We suggest you sign up at WeAreDevelopers and give it a try. Perhaps, among the many openings our job board features, you will find the job you are looking for. Best of luckk.

Finding IT & Technology English-speaking Jobs in Germany 

May 22, 2024
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