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Interview process
1. Interview with a recruiter
The first step in our process is a conversation with a recruiting team member. They'll ask questions about your past work experience and why you're interested in Next Big Thing or one of our portfolio companies, provide an overview of life at NBT, and answer any other questions.
2. Interview with the team
Learn more about the team, role, responsibilities, workflow, and growth opportunities. Come prepared to speak about specific projects you have worked on in the past, how you collaborate with others, and your career goals. Depending on the team and role you are interviewing for, you may meet with several teammates and cross-functional partners.
3. Previous work samples and problem-solving
We like to understand how you collaborate and your problem-solving approach in every interview. For specific roles at Next Big Thing, you'll be asked to complete a project, walk through a case study, or provide a portfolio of your previous work. We use a pair-programming task for engineering roles to evaluate your technical abilities.
General FAQs
Why it is worth applying?
We empower a unique network of deep-tech ventures to lay the foundation for the Machine Economy. We are creating the world we live in. The places we work. The energy that powers our buildings and the way our favorite products are made. By developing solutions to significant challenges of our time, we guide our society every step of the way into the future. Working at NBT is doubly rewarding. On the one hand, because we are doing something meaningful. Secondly, our flexible working policy encourages employees to take responsibility and trust themselves. Two things that our NBT team places particular emphasis on. We actively lead by example and inspire others to follow through with our purpose-driven approach to venture-building, extensive thought leadership, and technology expertise. Become part of NBT. Let's create a better future together!
What is our position on diversity?
Our NBT team lives in a culture of acceptance and openness. With all our activities, we want to use the diversity of our workforce. We create a working environment for them that is open to all people, regardless of their cultural background, ethnicity, origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or gender characteristics and attributes. We allow space for diverse experiences and interactions to achieve diversity of thought throughout the organization. By fostering a culture of empowerment, our global footprint of international talent brings together the best industry experts, processes, and technologies under one roof.
Are all the positions advertised here still available?
Yes, of course. The job advertisements are constantly updated and are vacant as long as they are visible.
When are our positions to be filled?
We always want to fill our positions "as soon as possible", otherwise we write it in the advertisement. However, it is even more important to us that we find the right person.
Can I apply if I do not meet all the requirements?
If you have the interest and the basic requirements for one of our open positions, apply! If you already have practical experience in similar fields of activity, please also mention this in your application.
I have not found a suitable position. Can I send a speculative application?
Of course. Please describe in your cover letter what kind of work you are looking for and how you imagine your field of activity.
I have applied before. Can I apply again?
Yes! We check whether your experience, skills, and competencies fit the job profile.
When can I expect to hear back?
As soon as you have sent us your application via our online application system, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt by e-mail. Our recruiters will contact you as soon as possible. However, depending on the position and the required consultation with the department, it may take some time. Therefore, please be patient and understand if it takes some time to get back to you.
What is the interview process?
Our interview process is explained above, at the top of the page.
How do I prepare for the interview?
It is about finding out your competencies and interests. In addition, show us why you want the respective job and how you imagine your professional future.
Will parts of the interview be conducted in English?
Depending on the field, we sometimes switch to English - for example, if your job requires much cooperation with international colleagues.
Can I also apply in writing (by post) or by e-mail?
Please only apply online via our application system - unfortunately, applications submitted in any other way we do not consider.
Will NBT treat my application data confidentially?
Of course. No one has access to your data or documents apart from the recruiters and persons responsible for the respective department.
What do I do if I want to cancel my application?
Please send us your rejection in the form of a short message to:
Whom can I contact if I have any additional questions?
For application-related questions not covered in our FAQs, please use the following mail.