Saturday, October 25, 2008

Looking for work in Bonn (update: fixed)

Update: I was in Bonn doing an interview on Friday, and the outcome is more or less decided: I've found my new employer. Thanks for all the input and pointers! Note that I've removed links to some documents with some sensitive information.

For those of you who don't already know: In about two months I'm moving from Oslo, Norway to Bonn, Germany. I am currently looking for work down there, and that's what this post is about.

Here is the information any potential employer should be interested in:
  • Elevator pitch:
Norwegian MSc graduate from the University of Oslo, Department of Informatics. Four years of working experience with Java, consulting, agile methods, product development and open-source.
  • I'll be ready to begin working on the 5th of January, 2009. I will be staying indefinitely.
I will be visiting Bonn a couple of times in the following months, and it will be possible to meet me for interviews in Bonn on these dates:
  • 7-10th of November
  • 27th of November - 2nd of December
I would appreciate any advice anyone has on working in Germany, or can recommend any particular employer. I wold also appreciate if you will forward this post or application to any potential employer you could think of (I have already sent an application to some positions I've found on or

Please contact me if you have any questions. My Gmail account is tfnico.