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FAQ

Do you have any unanswered questions concerning Disy, the application process or the benefits you can expect from us? You will find answers to frequently asked questions here.

General

Who can I contact if I have any questions which aren’t answered here?

If you have any questions, simply write to our HR manager Uta Leonhardt-Hamm at karriere@disy.net, who will be glad to help you.


What career opportunities does Disy have to offer?

No matter whether you are starting with us as senior, junior or as a student: We offer you many opportunities to further your professional and personal development. But we don’t just go by the book, we will find the best pathway for you, tailored to your career.


Where is Disy located and what can I expect of the area?

Disy’s headquarters are in the center of the beautiful city of Karlsruhe, right on the Plaza park in the Ludwig-Erhard-Allee. More about the location, the offices and everything that Karlsruhe has to offer can be found here.

The application process

How can I apply?

There are two ways for you to send us your application:


What is the application process?

The arrival of your application initiates a multi-stage application process. After an initial telephone conversation, we will invite you to a personal interview. The third step is a trial working day. A more precise overview of the individual steps in the application process is available here.


How long does it take until I receive feedback on my application?

You will normally receive confirmation of receipt within one or two days. After that, we will need a bit of time to assess your application. But you will definitely get some feedback within a week, even if it’s to say we need a bit longer.


How can I prepare for the interview and the trial working day?

It’s best not to prepare at all. We assume that you know who you are, what you are capable of and what is important to you. In the interview, we want to get to know each other and find out if we are a good match, both professionally and personally, and if we are all moving in the same direction. On the trial working day, you will be given a professional task from your field, will find out about the tasks which await you and get to know your future colleagues.


I couldn’t find a suitable vacancy on your website. Can I send an unsolicited application?

Definitely! Even if the perfect vacancy is not advertised, we are always looking for good employees. Simply send your unsolicited application to karriere@disy.net.

Everyday working life

How big are the teams?

In Development, we work in teams of around eight to ten persons, overall, there are a total of around 30 developers at Disy. In Solutions Development, there are project-related teams with two to five team members, depending on the project, but also more sometimes.


Do you work according to agile methods in Development?

The short answer: Yes. The longer answer: Strictly speaking, our working methods in Development are agile, according to the Agile Manifesto. However, in everyday working life, we do not apply a pure Scrum methodology, but we are increasingly working in a manner similar to Scrum.


Which tools do you work with?

These are some of the most important tools and methodologies which are used at Disy:

  • Confluence
  • Docker
  • Eclipse
  • ETL
  • IntelliJ
  • JDK
  • Jira
  • Kubernetes
  • Maven
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Selenium
  • Sybase
  • Talend


Do you have core working hours?

No, there are no core working hours at Disy. We try to enable maximum flexibility: You arrange with your team what is best for all of you.


Is it possible to work from home sometimes?

Yes, it’s possible to work from home. Regular, or also spontaneous days working from home are normal for many colleagues. The same applies here too: You and your team agree what the best arrangements are for all of you.

Company and Culture

How long has Disy been around?

Disy Informationssysteme GmbH was founded in the year 1997 from a project at the FZI (Information Technology Research Center) in Karlsruhe. So we will be celebrating our 25th company anniversary in 2022.


How many employees are there at Disy?

There are currently around 140 employees – and we want to keep growing!


What does “Disy” actually mean?

The name Disy is an abbreviation of “Distributed Information Systems”, because that is the research field the business idea originally developed from.


Do you use formal or informal terms when addressing each other?

At Disy we are all on first name terms: From students, right up to executive level. That is something we value very much.


How do I know if I’ll fit in at Disy?

If you can identify with our corporate culture and you have the required skills to offer, it is very probable that we will be a good match.


What benefits are there for employees?

With us, there is much more than free fruit, snacks and a coffee flat rate. All the benefits, from our “Moving minds” leisure time offer up to the possibility of salary optimization, can be found here.

Especially for students

Only Master’s theses are advertised on the website. Can I also write my Bachelor’s thesis with you?

In principle, that’s possible. If you have the required qualifications and an idea for a Bachelor’s paper, we would be glad to receive your unsolicited application at karriere@disy.net.


I wish to write a Master’s thesis and have already chosen a topic. Can I do that with you?

Yes, that’s possible too. If you have a topic that goes well with Disy, we’d be glad to receive your unsolicited application at karriere@disy.net.


What kind of internship can I do at Disy?

We offer students from a wide range of fields the possibility of completing voluntary and mandatory internships with us (also to fill a gap year, for example). Drop us a line at karriere@disy.net to see if we currently have capacity in your field!


Do you pay for internships at Disy?

Yes, definitely. Interns are paid for their internship at Disy.

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