Senior Recruiter
(hr05 - Cologne )

You can make a difference as our Senior Recruiter at OX

As Recruiter at OX, you will develop and shape our recruiting strategy and processes as part of a young, diverse People-Team. You will work closely with your colleagues in the People Team and our managers in recruiting talent for OX, reporting to the CFO, supported by a team member and working closely with external recruiters (where required).You will have plenty of experience in recruiting talent for a software or services businesses, always in an international context. 

You will have seen, experienced and developed different approaches to recruiting in previous roles and excelled in adapting those for the needs of the businesses that you have worked in.

Open-Xchange is headquartered out of Cologne / Germany; this is where most of us meet regularly and were you will be based (that said, we are used to moving around our locations).

Your key responsibilities

As our Senior Recruiter, you own bringing new people to OX. You support and advise all managers on recruiting talent for their teams, working closely with our People Business Partners.

  • You develop recruiting measures and establish new, innovative recruiting channels and you target group-specific approach to candidates;
  • You develop target group-specific job profiles in consultation with the hiring managers, taking into account OX’s corporate culture;
  • You Identify and recruit candidates for open positions using Active Sourcing (or similar approaches);
  • You attract competent and motivated talent that fits in with OX’s culture;
  • You develop concepts and organize innovative personal marketing measure to directly address potential new employees;
  • You establish and maintain a talent pool for OX’s functions;
  • You represent OX at trade fairs, specialist events and conventions;You develop a reporting system and tools to support the recruit process (around HR4YOU as our core platform).

Your background

  • You have a degree in business administration with a focus on human resources, business psychology or similar.
  • You have diverse experience in operative recruiting in an agile environment.
  • At best, you have already accompanied the rapid growth of a company and are familiar with the challenges and possible solutions of high-volume recruitment in tight labour markets.
  • You are communicative, have a self-confident appearance and you are able to inspire others and win over people for your ideas.
  • You work in a structured, independent and creative way.You speak and write fluently in German and English.

Our offer to you

At OX, our business is fast-paced, and we work hard, but we have fun doing what we do. We offer an entrepreneurial environment, where you will be working as part of a great management team and can make a huge difference leading and developing your own People team. We are a mid-sized business with great ambition; we can offer to you the opportunities, facilities and environment associated with working in a truly international organization. You can make a real difference as our Senior Recruiter, and you will be part of building a strong OX through our people. We can offer you a competitive “package” that will give you great freedom in determining how and where you work.


Some of our benefits 

  • Flexible working hours and the ability to work from home
  • Equipped with the up-to-date hardware
  • Trainings and continuous personal development
  • Flat hierarchies with an "Open Door" philosophy
  • A company pension scheme
  • Company sports - Free entry to various fitness studios and swimming pools

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange is a developer of open source communication, collaboration, office productivity, and DNS-based security software and services. With 270+ employees and a global presence, Open-Xchange is well-positioned to meet the needs of our large Internet Service Provider, Hosting, Telecommunication, and Cable Provider audience. Open-Xchange SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions are delivered by partners such as 1&1, Orange, Italiaonline, Comcast, GoDaddy, and Softbank, with more than 200 million users already using the products for private and business communication. 

The core of the product portfolio is OX App Suite with applications for email, contacts, and appointments. In addition, OX App Suite can be expanded to include additional apps such as OX Drive for managing and synchronizing documents, images, and video, OX Documents for text editing, spreadsheets and presentations and OX Guard for encrypting emails and files. Dovecot, the world's leading open source IMAP server software, and PowerDNS, a provider of secure DNS services, complete the Open-Xchange product portfolio.  

Open-Xchange is headquartered in Cologne, Germany, with offices in Bremen, Dortmund, Hamburg, Olpe, and Nuremberg. International offices include the USA, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Japan.

If you are interested, please contact us 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