Working at ZEISS

Artificial Intelligence: Changing the World for the Better

Alexander studied IT and earned his PhD at the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena. In 2016 he began working in Central Research at ZEISS in Jena, where he focused primarily on artificial intelligence (AI) and worked with his colleagues to find ways of making ZEISS systems even more intelligent.


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Optical Designers – or Inventors?

Markus is an optical designer at ZEISS Corporate Research and Technology. He gave us some exclusive insights into his exciting line of work at ZEISS Optical Design Days. Want to know why optical design is such an exciting job that constantly makes use of new findings? Read the interview to find out.


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“By writing my thesis, I can leave my mark on ZEISS.”

Anna-Sophie had always known ZEISS to be an attractive employer in the region. After finishing school, she studied business informatics as part of a dual program with ZEISS and spent two years working full time in the company’s IT department. Then she decided to expand her knowledge of big data by pursuing further studies, before returning to ZEISS to write her master’s thesis on data science and machine learning. She talks to us about why she thinks ZEISS is such a great employer, about the personality types the company is looking for, and reveals what she’s exploring in her master’s thesis.


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ZEISS Experience Day: Focusing on Innovation

ZEISS has always been synonymous with innovations. The same is true of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). As befits this connection, the ZEISS Experience Day was held in Oberkochen in cooperation with the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics on 5 December. Both German and international students from KIT had the opportunity to speak at length with employees and managers while also learning what it’s like to work at ZEISS.


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“I can always contribute my ideas and help shape the future.”

Many drivers fear it: road salt in winter. After all, it speeds up rusting. In automobile construction, electroplating is essential. The galvanizing process essentially involves an object being coated in metal using electricity and an electrolytic-enriched bath. In the case of a car body with zinc, the process is intended to protect against rust. Surface technology offers many more possibilities.


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Leaving the Comfort Zone to Learn and Grow

Prior to joining ZEISS in late 2016, Beverly was working as a Senior Ophthalmic Investigation Technologist in a local eye hospital for 3 years. Having a good impression and familiarity with the ZEISS quality and its equipment, Beverly was pleased to take on her first corporate sales role at ZEISS. In this interview, she shares her journey to a challenging yet rewarding career in the Vision Care business group.


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“Taking part in the trainee program helped me identify with the company in a big way”

In 2011, Jochen Weinisch joined ZEISS as a trainee, and this proved to be the first step towards an impressive career. Today, seven years on, he is Senior Director for Nordics at the Industrial Metrology business group; as a manager, he is responsible for 45 employees across four countries. He spoke to us about his current role and about the benefits of his time as a trainee.


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“ZEISS has invested a lot in helping me get where I am today”

Anita Sonnenfroh tells us about how she came to join ZEISS and develop her career, which took her from Oberkochen all the way to Spain

Microscopes – we normally first encounter them at school. While students primarily use them to examine the cell structure of onion skins, in our society microscopes have long since had a number of different uses. These optical instruments enable insights into a world that would otherwise remain hidden because we cannot see it with the naked eye.


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“I really enjoy telling others that I work at ZEISS because it makes be incredibly proud”

“The moment medical technology leads to something very human: patients smiling again. This is the moment we work for.” This ZEISS Moment touches the heart. ZEISS also uses it in promotional materials. But what exactly is the connection between ZEISS and advances in medicine? ZEISS is a pioneer in the field of optics, which is why doctors around the world use ZEISS visualization systems to improve their patients’ quality of life. These technologies enable the early and reliable diagnosis of diseases, ideally as a preventative measure or to facilitate treatment and healing. The broad portfolio includes ophthalmic systems and implants, visualization capabilities for neuro, ENT and spine surgery as well as gynecology, and extends to dental microscopes and loupes along with intraoperative radiotherapy systems.


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