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.

With over 450 IT experts, Hapag-Lloyd IT in Hamburg and Gdansk designs and develops global IT infrastructures and applications for one of the world's largest ocean carriers. The Hapag-Lloyd "Freight Information System" is the backbone of our shipping business and represents the benchmark in our industry.

An efficient digital communication with our partners is an important aspect of success in our business. The “Enterprise Integration Platform” team develops and supports the required communication platform.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

"Enterprise Integration Platform" provides a highly available B2B communication platform “made in Hamburg” that integrates seamlessly with our "Freight Information System". A current challenge is the transformation of our platform from a classic centralized setup to a hybrid approach with meaningful integration of the cloud.
We see an IT System Engineer as an all-rounder who enjoys and is interested in further developing our communication platform in the areas of EDI and Reporting & Printing, both technologically and functionally. This includes the work on design, development activities as well as building and administering the environment itself. From the continuous further development to the implementation to the operation (DevOps) of the product, we offer a wide range of tasks. 

  • Continuous functional and architectural development of our "B2B" platform on-premise and in the cloud
  • Support and administration of the platform and integrated 3rd party products
  • Provision of interfaces for integration into the Hapag-Lloyd application landscape
  • Development of solutions for health monitoring and KPI determination
  • Advising our internal development teams on the implementation of business services on our platform.

Requirements and Qualifications:

What you'll need to succeed

  • Completed studies in computer science or comparable
  • Proven experience in software development in Java or comparable
  • Know-how in the development and operation of cloud applications (e.g. on AWS) is just as advantageous as experience in other cloud technologies (e.g. IaC)
  • Experience in administrative handling of various operating systems (WIN, Linux, ...) is desired
  • Experience in B2B communication via EDI or API is welcome, but not a requirement
  • As an internationally operating company, we require a good command of written and spoken English
  • However, we particularly consider your ability to work in a team to be important - because that is what sets us apart

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

  • Experience in other programming languages, tools and various operating environments
  • Understanding of HL IT Products
  • Relevant previous experience in the areas of logistics or transportation
  • Understanding of container shipping business is an advantage

What we offer:

  • A motivated team that works with agile methods on our innovative product
  • 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)


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Contact person

Kristin Peters Managerin Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding