Your start at itemis

Jobs in Chicago

We are a multi-award winning IoT software and IT consulting company from Germany. As a hidden champion, innovation is the be-all and end-all for us. We don’t just offer innovative products and services. Rather, innovation runs through our entire company and is lived out in everything we say and do as a team. This environment is not exactly what you would expect from a German tool manufacturer. Rather, it feels a bit like Silicon Valley.

Trust, appreciation and courage are the core values behind everything we do. Own ideas and active participation are important to us. Another key to our success: we empower you to work faster and foster your entrepreneurial spirit. We do this by providing unlimited access to resources and eliminating the bureaucracy. This gives you the ability to make decisions on the fly and test new ideas.

Would you like to learn more about the itemis culture, our goals and values? Then download our Info-PDF “How to be an Itemiker” now!

Your benefits working at itemis

  • Appreciative and respectful company culture that lives diversity and equality
  • 30 day of PTO and Sick Days + 11 paid holidays – like German standard
  • Healthcare and Dental contribution
  • Flexible and location-independent working hours models (also remote)
  • State-of-the-art workplace and first-class technical equipment
  • Permanent employment contract
  • Team members and managers who look forward to meeting you. Your opinion is not only important, but actively sought out.
  • Team spirit instead of rigid hierarchies
  • Creative freedom for ideas and their implementation
  • Collegial team with an informal culture and relaxed dress code

Live your passion

Are you passionate about software development? You love to think outside the box and challenge yourself every day? The following positions are currently in high demand – apply!

Not a 100 percent match?

No matter. Even if our current job postings don't convince you or only partially match your skill set, we may have been waiting for you.

Feel free to send us your unsolicited application to give us the chance to discover your talents and strengths!

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Your way to us in 3 steps

Quick and easy

  • Your application

    Everything that helps us to learn something about you and your skills is suitable to apply to us. Your cover letter and CV form the basis of your application.

    You can conveniently send us the application itself via one of our open job postings or alternatively by e-mail to

  • It fits at first sight

    Once you've impressed us in theory, it's now time for an initial digital get-to-know via video call.

  • It still fits at second glance

    If the first personal impression was positive for you and us, we look forward to a second interview with you. During the Corona pandemic, this conversation is also done digitally.


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You still have questions?

Your application should include a short cover letter and your current CV. Especially the CV helps us to get an impression of your skills and project experience.

Do you have any additional references or certificates? Then please send them to us. And don't forget your profile link to GitHub or Stack Overflow, if you are active in these communities.

You can apply via the respective link, which you will find under the respective job advertisement. This will take you to the application form, where you can conveniently submit your application (don't forget to include your CV and other documents in PDF format).

Of course, you can also apply by e-mail. Send us your documents to

At itemis, we don't have a specific dress code, neither in interviews nor in everyday work. So feel free to come to the personal meeting in whatever way you feel most comfortable.

Even if no employment relationship is established between you and itemis, we will reimburse you for the costs of travel to and from your interview.

Please coordinate flight and hotel bookings with us in advance.

Of course we try to ensure that our employees are deployed in projects that are close to their locations. However, sometimes a project assignment that involves travel cannot be avoided. We therefore expect a certain willingness to travel from you.

The first interview will either be over the phone with a colleague from your (hopefully) future team or we will invite you directly to one of our locations - whichever suits you better. At this personal interview, there are usually two people present besides you. Someone who looks to see if you are a good fit for us professionally and your future team or site manager.

The purpose of the interview is to learn more about you and to find out whether we are a good fit for each other. But we also want to know what your professional skills are. That's why we may give you a task or two.

Due to the Corona pandemic, all interviews currently take place by telephone or video conference.

The second interview usually takes place at our Chicago site. Our President Jonathan Mohring will be waiting for you at this interview. The first interview will be followed up on and your technical knowledge will be put to the test once again. Usually, there are no further tests or programming tasks.

Furthermore, it is now also about the contract design - what are our terms and conditions? What do you want from your potential new employer? After all, we want you to feel comfortable with us.

Due to the Corona pandemic, all interviews currently take place by telephone or video conference.

After completion of the application process, your application documents remain stored in our system for 6 months. Then they will be deleted in accordance with the GDPR where applicable.

If we are currently unable to hire you, but do not want to exclude the possibility of hiring you at a later date, we will ask you for permission to store your data in our Talent Pool. Only if you agree to this process, the extended data storage will take place.

Your onboarding begins immediately after signing the contract. Speaking of contracts: We will send you a draft of the contract in advance by e-mail. You have all the time you need to read and understand the individual points.

After you have signed the contract, we will add you to our community as soon as possible. You will receive access to our communication medium Slack, which will notify you of all important company information and connect you with your colleagues.

Your first day at work will usually be at our headquarters in Chicago. Here you will receive your hardware, learn everything you need to know to start with us (compliance, tools, contact persons, etc.) and get answers to your questions.

Your team leader will take care of your induction and discuss your near term plan in our exciting work environment.

To prepare you for the future, you will work out your goals together with your team leader as part of our training program. There is also a "Training Series" for all item types. Internal events give you the framework to network with other colleagues and to get to know the contact persons for the individual subject areas.

Further questions are answered in our Info-PDF "How to be an Itemiker"

Take a look inside now for even more details about our company culture.

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