Food, machinery or T-shirts: Hapag-Lloyd moves goods around the globe with over 250 container ships. We connect more than 600 ports on all continents and are one of the largest liner shipping companies. More than 13,000 employees work on board, ashore or in one of our 350 offices. Together, we transport around 12 million containers per year. Our corporate values "We care. We move. We deliver" serve as coordinates on our way. They guide our collaboration with each other as colleagues and with our customers to achieve the best possible quality. In the long run, we are committed to climate and environmental protection as well as human rights and many other social issues.

The IT Operations & Network team makes sure that Hapag-Lloyd’s core business is continuously improving by getting smarter, more efficient and better connected. At our headquarters in Hamburg, we are looking to expand the IT Operations & Network team with System Engineers/ Data Scientists.

This is what makes this team a great place to work:

  • Currently, we are a team of six people in Hamburg
  • We have strong relationships with our Business counterparts so that working together feels like being one team
  • We are responsible for one of Hapag-Lloyd’s most innovative projects: the global, IoT-enabled container tracking initiative
  • We love to explore new technologies and are always open towards new ideas – what’s yours?

Responsibilities and Tasks:

This is what you can expect and how you will contribute:

At Hapag-Lloyd, we don’t just use containers to ship goods, but also to deploy our IT solutions: As part of an agile IT product team, you will be working on the development of our central systems for container monitoring, as well as the development in the cloud.

  • You work and collaborate with colleagues and developers around the globe
  • Together with your team, you implement solutions using agile software development methods
  • You analyze complex business processes and develop creative solutions around IoT and Big Data, in collaboration with your business colleagues
  • You develop team architectures and applications for the analysis of global container GPS data
  • You support the development of modern architectures, as well as the entire migration of our IT applications to the cloud
  • As part of the product team, you take over responsibility for the operation of your respective product and make sure it remains fully functional
  • You also integrate 3rd party services into the system landscape and develop cross-system processes and applications

Requirements and Qualifications:

If this sounds good, here’s what you'll need to succeed: 

  • Proven experience with software development in Java EE or comparable (e.g. Spring) gained within the context of larger projects, as well as experience with web technologies (HTLM, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Good knowledge of data science methods and extensive experience working with large data sets
  • Drive to constantly learn new things, to deep-dive into the business side of your application and to analyze complex processes and systems with great passion
  • High personal standards for the quality of your code – clean code, reasonable test coverage and documentation that is easy to understand
  • Ease with working in an agile, professional environment where requirements change dynamically
  • Good communication skills in English (verbally and written) and the desire to work at a diverse and international organization

German language expectations: We expect all international candidates to be willing to learn at least the basics of the German language in case they are accepted for the position. This will enable you to participate in social and community life in Germany and at our company premises in the best possible way.

Nice if you have:

  • Understanding of HL IT Products
  • Understanding of and/ or experience in container shipping business
  • Experience with Eclipse, git, Maven, Jenkins, AWS, Docker, Terraform
  • Proficiency with requirements engineering

What we offer:

  • Dynamic and modern working atmosphere in a newly renovated, modern office in the heart of Hamburg’s city center
  • At least 28 days of vacation, flextime, capital-forming benefits, hybrid work model
  • Subsidy for public transportation
  • Bike leasing for all positions
  • Restaurant and coffee bar
  • Health and company sports programs (e.g., yoga, sailing, fitness courses, and much more)


Save time with your application and send us only your CV for now. You can easily apply online by using our application tool. 

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Contact person

Kristin Peters Managerin Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding