Every invention is unique. So is everyone in our team.

Our 6300 employees from 34 countries prove that the best results are achieved together. As the patent office for Europe, we are proud to deliver high-quality patents and efficient services that foster innovation, competitiveness and economic growth. We are currently seeking scientists and engineers who share our passion for innovation and wish to work at the cutting edge of technology:

Patent Examiners – in various fields from hardware electronics and solid state physics to the latest developments in video coding, cybersecurity, 5G and artificial intelligence.

With a strong growth in the patent applications related to digital technologies, electronics & physics, our patent examiners work on patent applications in a wide range of fields. Imagine exploring every day, before almost anyone else, breakthrough developments?

IT Professionals – Solution Architects, Data Scientists, Data Analysts Business Analysts, UX/UI Specialists, IT Domain Architects, IT Project Managers, IT Service Managers, System & Network engineers…

You are a IT professional, highly creative and keen to accompany us on our exciting journey to a more digital, collaborative and sustainable organisation! In line with our Strategic Plan, we are fully committed to digital transformation within the EPO, and are also looking for the talents who will contribute to the projects launched in this area.

Career opportunities
These are just examples of the types of job opportunities the company offers. A complete overview of job opportunities can be found in the respective career portal


Why join us?

  • Be part of the EPO`s transformation and enable innovation
  • Work with inspiring people from a variety of cultures
  • Develop yourself and take on an intellectual challenge 

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary
  • A flexible working model
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • A good work-life balance
  • Relocation benefits and various allowances
  • Contributory medical insurance and pension schemes
  • 30 days’ leave per year