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You have landed in the right place. We are always looking for great talent to join our variety of departments. Check out our current job vacancies below or send us your speculative application. Become part of an exciting team at OX.


Senior Business Partner (f/m/d)

Don’t just go to work. Thrive. 
We need people who are committed to openness, have a rebellious business spirit and the will to revolutionize the market.

Open people for open source! 
By joining OX as part of a special Team, this position is a launch pad for highly talented individuals to build their experience inside the QA department and access many opportunities working for OX globally.

Our Vision
A borderless internet that is open, safe and free.

We are eMail 
Worldwide companies like: Comcast, Cox, 1&1, STRATO, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Orange, Unitymedia, ItaliaOnline, Host Europe, NetCologne, network solutions / and Rackspace all use our "white label" products for eMail and collaboration.


You can make a difference as our Senior People Business Partner at OX

As a Senior People Business Partner, you will work closely with the management team, report to the CFO and be part of a small, diverse team of dedicated people professionals.

You have a lot of experience in all areas that are important for our employees: Recruiting, talent development, change management, training & development, performance management and employee engagement as well as compensation & benefits and all of it in a very international context.

You worked successfully as a Senior People Business Partner in a technical and growth-oriented company that develops solutions for large international customers and you have made a difference. As a Senior People Business Partner, you have experience with global employment and localized business practices, particularly in the European and US context.


Your passion – Your Job

  • You will be the business partner to the management team, connecting Open-Xchange’s mission, vision and culture to shaping our people strategy and practices.
  • You will be internationally responsible for the active and target group-oriented search for candidates and for addressing them by means of existing and new recruiting measures, active sourcing and the creation of talent pools
  • You will analyze current recruiting trends and concepts in order to continuously develop OX's recruiting strategies and channels.
  • You will develop timely and proactive solutions for people issues together with the executives and support the effective implementation.
  • You actively accompany and advise managers on organizational and team development as well as change management processes.
  • You accompany and support specialists and managers in strategic personnel planning.
  • You feel comfortable with employment law advice and mediation.
  • You engage with the senior management team of OX in shaping our culture, developing and implementing organizational change, including organization structures, processes and headcount (talent) planning.
  • You possess and expand the knowledge about cultural norms, laws, guidelines and programs of international people organizations (HR) and use these to implement effective programs at Open-Xchange


Your background

  • You have collected plenty of experience in a senior people function over at least 8-10 years in a business context similar to OX.
  •  You have successfully recruited in an international environment, ideally in an IT environment.
  • You bring along relevant professional qualification, at an academic level (or equivalent), ideally combined with previous experience in an environment.
  • You have the ability to develop, communicate and implement new people initiatives in a complex, fast changing environment effectively.
  • You have strong communication skills - both in German and in English - facing our employees, management or important internal and external partners.


Our offer to you

At OX, our business is fast-paced, and we work hard, but we have fun doing what we do. We are a medium-sized company with great ambition and we can offer you the opportunities, facilities and environment associated with working in a truly international company. As our Senior Business Partner, you can make a real difference. We can offer you a competitive "package" that gives you great freedom in deciding how and where you work.

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange (OX) is a market leader in Mail / Messaging and DNS-based security services, with more than 200m seats sold through international hosting and telco providers worldwide, including partners such as 1&1, Orange, Italiaonline, Comcast, GoDaddy or Softbank.

We at OX have our roots in Open Source, and this has shaped our view of the world and culture – open, diverse, and with a bias to act, giving everyone at OX room to take responsibility within their team and grow. OX believes in an internet that is open, safe and free. We want to create competitive products that allow our providers to deliver secure internet services with a great user experience, and that respect privacy and generate value.

With some 270+ people worldwide, OX develops and operates Open Source software (aaS) for mail / messaging (OX App SuiteOX Guard) and collaboration / productivity (OX DriveOX Documents). OX’s  Dovecot is the world’s dominant open-source IMAP server software, and our PowerDNS provides secure DNS services to our telco customers and their users.

Our business is fast-paced and changing constantly. We are looking for people who share our beliefs, who are out there to make a difference, are entrepreneurial and enjoy working in a high-tech environment as part of a truly international team. OX is headquartered in Cologne, with further locations throughout Germany (Hamburg, Bremen, Dortmund, Olpe and Nuremberg), the USA (Louisville, KY), Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain and Japan (Tokyo).

If you are interested, please contact Jochen F. Schude for further information - or send us your paperless application with a cover letter including the job ID (see at the top left corner), tabular CV, certificates, salary expectations and the earliest possible date of entry by e-mail to recruiting at