DB Systel

The DB Group is a leading provider in the field of mobility and logistics. Essentially, the DB Group consists of DB’s rail operations and the two major international shareholdings DB Schenker and DB Arriva. DB’s rail operations comprise passenger transport activities in Germany, rail freight activities, the operational service units and the rail infrastructure companies. The DB Group, with its headquarters in Berlin, employs around 340,000 people. The focus of its business activities is on rail transport in Germany. An elementary concern is the shift of traffic to climate-friendly rail. To this end, Deutsche Bahn relies on the integrated operation of transport and rail infrastructure, the economically and ecologically intelligent interlinking of all modes of transport, and cooperation in German and European networks. In Germany, the DB Group operates Europe’s longest rail network of around 33,000 km.


Digital partner DB Systel

DB Systel GmbH, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DB AG and a digital partner for all DB Group companies. DB Systel is partner of the Software Campus.

Together with all business units of Deutsche Bahn and across all networks, DB Systel works on the digitalization of business processes and digital, holistic solutions to create excellent customer experiences with strong customer benefits. Effective and efficient solutions are implemented based on technological foundations such as platforms and services and innovative topics such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, among others. In addition, sustainability in and through digitalization is gaining importance. More than 6,000 employees are currently employed at the main locations in Frankfurt, Berlin and Erfurt.


Selected facts

  • Cloud-First: Over 450 processes and services migrated to the railroad’s own cloud, over 535 terabytes of storage built up in the cloud, flexible use of 7,000-15,000 virtual servers in the cloud.
  • DevOps: Over 100 teams established, responsible for IT services end-to-end.
  • Innovation Hub: Over 75 business ideas already born in the Skydeck; more than 500 guests monthly as participants in innovation events.
  • Workplace: Around 10,000,000 e-mails per month checked for spam; 260,000 mobile end user devices managed and 114,000 workstations digitally equipped.

DB Systel offers convincing prospects for career starters as well as experienced
IT specialists: agile and self-organized network structure, demanding projects, exciting challenges in one of the most dynamic growth markets in the world, corporate culture of cooperation and trust.

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Research Areas

Development of a distributed cloud infrastructure and an AI system based on it for authenticity verification of image data

Development of new fields of application for a digital twin in the Erzgebirgsbahn innovation area

Cockpit for digital dispatcher in the cloud

Development of a dynamic mapping of the Organizational Structure DB Systel

Career contact

Dr. Said Weiß-Saoumi

Enterprise Team R&D Support Team


Career at DB Systel