Flat hierarchies, high-level aspirations

Skilled experts and creative designers make up our exceptional team. You can look forward to a casual, collaborative atmosphere and an open exchange of ideas and thoughts. You’ll be involved in decision-making as well as in the development of new concepts and solutions – so that we can further digitize valuable sheet metal design knowledge together. If you’re ready to contribute your expertise, to take initiative and assume responsibility, we’re ready to meet you!

How we work

Together on course for growth

The basis for our cooperation lies in our history and values. We believe in the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit of each individual. To support you in this, we want to offer you an optimal working environment where personal responsibility, trust and personal growth are encouraged.

How do we achieve this? Through structured onboarding with buddies, growth talks, teambuilding and events, transparent communication and team goals. Step by step, we get closer to our mission. And we don't forget to have fun!


The best of both worlds

When you join Optimate, you benefit from a perfect mix: the dynamic environment of an agile, innovative start-up and the proven expertise of a high-tech corporate group that has grown over decades. As a corporate start-up with TRUMPF as our parent company, we can take advantage of all the resources and experience to thrive and grow in a way that is strong and sustainable. Interested in growing with us? We’re looking forward to meeting you!


A job at Optimate is not only fulfilling, but rewarding. For your optimal working environment, we offer a variety of benefits.

There is something for everyone!

Mobiles Work

Up to 100% remote. Whether in the office in Stuttgart or mobile within Germany. You have the freedom to decide where you work.

Flexible Working Hours

Work flexitime between 6 am and 11 pm. To make your personal and professional live compatible and because you know best when you are most productive.


As a digital startup, we also enable temporary work from other EU countries.


Once a quarter we meet in Stuttgart. Thereby we like to use the opportunity to exchange personal experiences and to celebrate together.


You will receive modern hardware equipment to match your job. For the techies among you, we offer a free choice of hardware including the operating system.

Company Pension Plan

Because pension provision is important, we subsidize your company pension plan.

Growth Talk

Our bi-annual Growth Talks invite to an open dialogue for your growth at Optimate.

Central Location

You'll find us in the Start-up Hub in the heart of Stuttgart. For the thrifty Swabians we offer a discounted JobTicket for Stuttgart.

Corporate Benefits

On the platform you will find a variety of discounts for beauty, travel, car, decoration and much more.


Open positions.

Sales Development Representative (m/f/d)
Full-time - Stuttgart or Remote

Join our team!

Optimate is a steadily growing digital start-up (spin-off of the high-tech company TRUMPF) in the field of machine engineering. Since we got started in 2020, we have specialized in the digital optimization of sheet metal parts using artificial intelligence. We are looking for somebody who sees work as more than just a job and colleagues. Together with you, we want to rethink the design of parts and bring it into the digital age.

Sales Development Representative (m/f/d)

A first impression can last for a long time!

Get our customers excited about our SaaS product and lay the foundation for a long-term B2B customer relationship. 

What to expect in this role:

  • You are the first contact person for potential new customers. You prepare the sales pipeline for a long-term B2B customer relationship
  • With creativity and a hands-on mentality, you research, identify and qualify customers for your contacts
  • Confident and proactive, you know how to inspire customers with our SaaS product via various sales channels (email, call, social media) and respond to their needs
  • You coordinate your prospects independently and develop them into qualified leads
  • You work closely and collegially with your Sales & Marketing team and contribute your own ideas for the further development of our sales strategies
  • On the way to the big goal, tasks outside the comfort zone and an individual daily schedule are part of our daily business

To be successful, you need:

  • First professional experience in sales (focus on acquisition by phone), ideally in B2B sales of software products
  • You are curious and have an affinity for technology and can quickly familiarize yourself with the mechanical engineering/sheet metal processing industry (we support you with training)
  • You are able to build up a trustful and sustainable business relationship due to your personality and your communication style
  • You are fluent in German and English; other languages are a plus
  • You enjoy what you do and want to have a significant impact on our growth!

What we offer

  • An inspiring product that immediately appeals to our target group and solves real problems
  • An exciting field of work with plenty of room for innovation, personal development and responsibility
  • A start-up environment with flat hierarchies and collaboration at eye level
  • Flexible working hours with mobile working - even from abroad
  • Company pension, corporate benefits and a job ticket in Stuttgart
  • 30 vacation days per year
  • A secure employment relationship in a corporate start-up with attractive conditions

If you would like to revolutionize the world of sheet metal with us and contribute your expertise, then we look forward to receiving your application, stating your earliest possible start date and salary expectations:

Insights of the SDR job

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Privacy information – applicant management

Information on the processing of personal data in applicant management

Information on handling your data and rights according to Art. 13, 14 and 16-21 of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data by us and the rights to which you are entitled according to the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the relevant state laws, if any, and other data protection regulations.  

Who is responsible for processing and how can I reach him/her?  

Optimate GmbH | Human Resources | Lautenschlagerstr. 16 | 70173 Stuttgart 


What personal data is processed, for what purposes and on what legal basis does the processing take place? 

The categories of personal data processed include in particular gender, first name, last name, name affixes, date of birth, nationality, contact data (such as private address, (mobile) phone number, e-mail address), log data generated during the use of the IT systems, and other data from applicant management (e.g., curriculum vitae, data on training, data on severe disabilities, skills and competencies).  

The personal data you provide will be collected, processed and used for the purpose of deciding whether to establish an employment relationship in accordance with Art. 88 (1) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act and Section 6 (1) (b). The provision of your personal data is necessary for the processing of the application process and for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship.  

On the other hand, we only process personal data insofar as we permissibly  

  • Received from third parties (e.g. recruiters) or  
  • from publicly accessible sources (e.g. professional social networks or search engines).  

Duration of the storage of personal data

Your application documents will be stored by us for the duration of the application process and beyond that for 3 months to be able to answer any questions you may have. After this period, the documents will be deleted. Documents sent by post will be returned or destroyed after the 3 months. The retention period depends on the possibility of legal action according to §15 of the General Equal Opportunity Act (AGG) and the associated objection periods. A longer storage of your data (e.g. for the talent pool) is only possible with your explicit consent.  

Legitimate interests  

For the provision and maintenance of our software, we rely on the use of service providers, which we oblige to comply with the legal requirements via order processing. 

Obligation to provide data and possible consequences of failure to do so. 

If you do not provide your data, we will unfortunately not be able to consider you in the selection process for filling the advertised position. Automated decision-making will not be carried out.  

Is the data transferred and who are the recipients or categories of recipients? 

Your personal data will not be passed on to external third parties without your consent. In order to evaluate your documents, they will be forwarded to the relevant contact person in the department for which the application is intended.

If they are transferred to a third country or international organization, are there appropiate safeguards for the transfer and where can I view or obtain a copy of appropiate safeguards? 

The tool ClickUp, based in the USA, is used for scheduling and planning the applicant pipeline. The Data Protection Agreement can be viewed on the provider's homepage or requested from us. 

What are my rights as a data subject?  

Right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing (blocking), right to object and data portability, revocation of consent.

You have the right to obtain information about the processing of data concerning you from the responsible.  

You have the right to rectification or erasure of your personal data or to restriction of processing.  

If processing is based on a legitimate interest, you may object at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation.  

You have the right to data portability of the data you have provided.  

If you have given your consent, you have the right to revoke it at any time. Until revocation, the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent remains unaffected.  

If you have questions about processing or need further information, you can contact the HR department at any time (e-mail). 

Right of complaint 

In addition, you also have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority for data protection. 

Stuttgart, July 2023 

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Stuttgart Office in the Start-up Hub

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The vacancies don’t suit you, but you suit us?

Contact us via

Andreza Brilhante
HR / People Growth Manager


We look forward to hearing from you!

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