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cleverbridge employee(n): A passionate, energetic, fun-loving and dedicated individual, who is prepared to work hard and play hard.

This is not your typical 9 to 5. We are a community of more than 240 that are passionate about the work we do and whether you are based out of our Chicago, Cologne, or Tokyo, the cleverbridge experience remains the same: hard work is rewarded and passion is required. Our work environment is challenging and collaborative; our teams work together to bring exceptional products and service to our clients and customers.

But we’re not all work. Are you a foosball fanatic or a bad movie enthusiast? We’ve got a place for you! Our employees gather to have fun, exercise and socialize. We’re a business, but also a community of friends who enjoy spending time together like a family. And, while having all this fun together, we do our part as community members by contributing to charities like:

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • PAWS
  • Red Cross
  • Chicago Food Depository

Passionate People

Our people are a carefully selected group of passionate individuals that are empowered to give clients our best every day. We know our product and our industry that results in innovative problem solvers with an eye for detail. Our office environment offers employees the opportunity to pursue their professional interests while contributing to the overall success of the company.

Read the Great Rated! Review of the cleverbridge employee experience.

We're hiring in Cologne. Explore our career opportunities in Germany.

The Chicago office is seeking new talent. View our career opportunities in the United States.

Career Opportunities

E-commerce Careers

Meet Maike Goldkuhle
Human Resources Manager, Cologne
Phone: +49 221 222 45 257

Maike Goldkuhle joined cleverbridge in 2009; she is the human resources manager of the Cologne headquarters. Before coming to cleverbridge, she worked at a recruiting firm in Cologne, and studied international business at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne.

Meet Johanna Aiken
Human Resources Director, Chicago

Johanna Aiken is a seasoned HR professional with more than 13 years of experience in employee relations, training and development, performance management and strategic planning. Before joining cleverbridge in 2011, Johanna was the regional manager of human resources at a United States leading communications consulting firm. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Indiana University.

Tokyo Opportunities

  • Coming soon

Meet Yosuke Ito
General Manager, Japan

Yosuke Ito has more than 25 years of management experience with technology and e-commerce companies, ranging from start-ups to Forbes Global 2000 Leading Companies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Francisco.

Our Culture

When cleverbridge launched in 2005, the founders set off to develop an open-minded culture focused around a global vision and passion for e-commerce. Since the beginning, we have experienced rapid growth, but maintain those original values in our offices around the world.

Our Chicago, Cologne and Tokyo offices are built around an internationally diverse group of people. We offer a challenging environment, flat hierarchies and innovative, dynamic teams where our employees feel empowered to excel in the workplace and strive for their career goals.

Lunchtime at cleverbridge serves as a testament to our corporate culture: whether you are in the Cologne café or Chicago booth-style seating, the sense of authentic friendship and camaraderie rings true as coworkers share stories, laugh and engage in spirited conversation. Our employees genuinely love their clients, colleagues and work.

Colleagues and Community

cleverbridge knows how to have fun. We are a community of hard-working professionals, but when we aren’t working, we’re enjoying each other’s company at a variety of celebrations and social gatherings.

Cologne Employees -- Winter 2011

cleverbridge Cologne

Chicago Employees -- Holiday Party 2011

cleverbridge Chicago

In Cologne...

When mild temperatures prevail, the roof of our office transforms into the social center. The roof’s barbecue grill plays host to many meals and gatherings. Our location in the city center provides breathtaking city views as a backdrop to these social gatherings.

For those who enjoy a competitive sports match, employees team up to play in a foosball tournament of champions. During breaks of the workday, our team practices to be one of the city’s best. The city-wide league takes cleverbridgers around Cologne to compete against other groups.

Climb up to the fifth floor of our office and challenge a co-worker to a match on our table tennis court. At the end of the workday, or during lunch breaks, employees engage in friendly competition at the table. And for the dedicated table tennis athletes, we host an annual tournament to crown a cleverbridge champion in three different skill levels.

You don’t have to take our word for it. cleverbridge Cologne ranked #11 in the list of Best Employers in the German IT industry. This honor solidifies the importance cleverbridge places on integrity, respect for employees, fairness and camaraderie in the workplace.

Visit our Cologne career opportunities.

In Chicago...

Each spring the Chicago office hosts an epic team building competition, the Amazing Race. A group of volunteers organizes the physical and mental challenge. The sometimes outrageous, and often hilarious, tasks take participants across the city of Chicago.

Every month, when we aren’t celebrating birthdays, employees partake in a ‘Taste of cleverbridge’ lunch. Teams of three volunteer to create a menu and turn the office into a five-star restaurant. From vegetarian to meat lovers, lunchtime is transformed into an office-wide feast that lets our culinary masters show off and everyone else enjoy some amazing meals.

When warm temperatures heat up Chicago’s Lake Michigan, cleverbridge employees hit the sand to play beach volleyball. Employees turn into cheerleaders to encourage their colleagues in the tournament.

Learn about our Chicago career opportunities.

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is not explicitly outlined to cleverbridge employees upon orientation, but it is an ever present facet of cleverbridge life. We encourage participation in community fundraisers by offering partial financial backing to employees who want to get involved. Each December, our offices in North America and Europe hold drives for local charities. The Chicago office supports the Salvation Army and Cologne collects toys for Wünschdirwas.

When cleverbridge holds company-wide celebrations, they are regularly focused around philanthropy. Our company-wide annual anniversary festivities benefit domestic charities.


Comprehensive Plans

cleverbridge Cologne Running Club

HRS Business Run in Cologne

We strongly promote the well-being of our employees through encouraging an active lifestyle, both inside and outside the office. Whether we are organizing a local running team, engaging in a daily group stair climb or volunteering for a community improvement activity, we invest in having a thoughtful and caring work environment to keep our employees healthy and happy. As a conscientious company, we support and encourage sustainable activities, including recycling and bike storage.

Work-Life Enhancements

Chicago Employees on a Chicago River kayak tour

cleverbridge kayakers in Chicago

Our offices are 21st century working environments. Fresh fruit, healthy drinks and authentic Italian espresso machines are available to all employees. Because cleverbridgers work hard, we also play hard through regular Mario Kart contests, foosball practice or table tennis tournaments. There’s even been a SingStar competition for those employees brave enough show off their vocal skills! Employees enjoy company sponsored parties, lunches and monthly birthday soirees.


Fabian Rothe

cleverbridge is unlike any place, Fabian Rothe, Client Manager, has been employed. It is the cooperative and collaborative environment that makes cleverbridge special to Fabian.

Volker Bunder

cleverbridge is made up of an internationally diverse group of individuals like Volker Bunder, Sales Manager at cleverbridge.

Guido Statz

It's the innovation and the people that make the difference for Guido Statz, Director - Client Management at cleverbridge.

Stefan Max

Meet Stefan Max, Sales Manager at cleverbridge. Listen to Stefan describe the cleverbridge community.

Marina Katsnelson

cleverbridge encourages employees like client manager Marina Katsnelson to build significant relationships with their co-workers through employee events and team building opportunities.

Mike Batko

The innovative environment provides an opportunity to learn and grow for technology enthusiasts like Mike Batko, Key Account Manager at cleverbridge.

Jessie Kleino

Employees like Jessie Kleino, Affiliate Manager, feel well rewarded for their commitment to cleverbridge.

Yosuke Ito

Yosuke Ito, General Manager of cleverbridge KK, helps Japanese software and SaaS companies expand into the global marketplace.