Career & Jobs

Over 3 million people already trust empower® to create professional Office documents.

We combine the spirit of creative startups with the advantages of large companies

Who are we?

empower GmbH is a strongly growing company. As the leading provider of Microsoft Office solutions, we offer attractive career options with the opportunity for fast advancement. In addition, we encourage the continual development of all our employees through courses, training sessions, and additional qualifications.

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What do we do?

Microsoft Office is standard software in companies worldwide. Every day hundreds of millions of people use Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook – even though they’ve never learned how to use those programs properly. They lose a lot of time, document quality falls far below what it should be, and most people just don’t like to use those programs. Working in MS Office is rarely the reason someone chooses a profession – it’s just a tool they use to do their job.

We at empower® know Office like the back of our hand. We’ve spent years, day and night, learning the Office apps’ strengths and weaknesses. We love Office. But out of the box it’s not ideal for every user or situation. After all, Office is designed for a broad variety of users, so one size doesn’t fit all. Companies have different requirements than independent authors. Global teams need different tools than private users. Corporate desrmatting and brand discipline challenges. Office’s complicated functionality can compete against clarity and relevance.ign teams face fo


We support our team with continuing education opportunities and Microsoft certifications


We emphasize individual responsibility and exciting tasks from the very start


We work with the most well-known and prestigious customers in the world


We accommodate flexible hours and work-from-home


We offer attractive salary packages, employee benefits and a laptop even for personal use


We cultivate camaraderie and fun with a young, dynamic team

Facts & Figures

empower® has been developing first class Office solutions for years. From our headquarters in Cologne and offices in District of Columbia, London, Paris, and Zurich we support our customers around the world. Since our founding in 2005, we've been working to save time and money for our clients.

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What's waiting for you:

  • a young motivated team
  • a flat hierarchy
  • open doors and ears at all times
  • honesty and fairness
  • legendary team events

We’re looking for new colleagues for whom a position with us is more than just a “job” …

… and who are more than ”just” employees. Fun during and also outside of work, great team spirit and cohesion, a pleasant work atmosphere, health and well-being and much more, are key values for us. That’s why we offer more than ”just” attractive remuneration:

  • Everyone’s in the know: weekly Business Update meetings keep everyone informed about company news and progress, and our product teams share product development news.
  • Break time: we cater in our lounge for anyone who wants to lunch together.
  • Team building: once a quarter join your colleagues for water skiing and wakeboarding, go-karting, football, golf, barbecues, laser days ...
  • Discounted fitness studio membership.
  • Participate in free sports activities (football, bouldering, etc.).
  • A company bicycle and special ergonomic work furniture are available.
  • Keep energized with unlimited granola bars, coffee, tea, juices.
  • Be inspired by spectacular views of Cologne from the 39th and 40th floors.
  • Save time with an easy commute to our central location in Cologne, with good connections to trains (main station, Hansaring) and the motorway (A57).

Your working environment

  • Teams with 3 to 6 employees
  • Agile development with adapted Scrum/Kanban/Scrumban process models
  • Technologies: .NET/C#, WPF, ASP.NET Core, REST, SQL, Azure, and many more
  • Visual Studio, TFS, Git, ReSharper
  • Jira & Confluence
  • CI/CD with connections to third party systems (Jira, Dashboards, Messenger, etc.)
  • Extensive code libraries, continuously expanded
  • VMs in various configurations
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office days

We don't make paper clips...

...and we're not an assembly line.

The most important factor in our success is the knowledge and experience of the people who work with us. That’s why ongoing training is essential for our company.

Our education offerings:

  • Academies: internal talks on technical and non-technical (soft skills, methods, ...) topics, live stream (for employees), recording archive
    • Monthly: every month, 4 talks of 15 minutes
    • Deep Dive: comprehensive know-how on a topic, workshops, live coding, etc.
  • Knowledge Base: more than 1,000 articles on various technologies
  • Conference attendance
  • External trainings/courses
  • Selection of reference books, possibility to obtain suitable books easily
  • ...and more!

How to join us:

  1. Written application incl. CV  by email (cover letter optional)
  2. Interview with HR 
  3. Online Assessment
  4. Interview with the relevant department incl. possible sample tasks 
  5. Interview with the management
Questions by phone or email anytime:

Getting started with us:

  • On-boarding
  • Mentor support
  • No long inductions - you jump right into business


Current openings: