Our Understanding of Career


Enjoyment, pride, honesty and fairness are the main pillars of our corporate philosophy.

We understand a career as the development of the skills of each employee, not as a progression on a rigid career ladder. Our strategic human resources management is based on this idea of a career based on competencies. It relies on the willingness of our employees to build a career in the sense of “growth of their whole personality”, connected with lifelong learning and constant change in challenges, occupations and teams.

To fulfill or to promote this main idea, we have developed a competence model in which you are classed according to your level of know-how and your experience. Appropriate steps in education, training and certification are derived from there. The classification is reviewed once a year and developed in partnership with you, so that we can update your career planning and your salary model on an annual basis.

Our competence model
is structured in the following way:

Responsibility for results, self-monitoring, ability to implement, creativity, flexibility, ability to work under pressure

Poise, communication skillspersuasivenessteamwork, emotional investment in SPS Consulting & Services GmbH 

Analysis, structuringconnection-making, problem-solvingproject management, time management 

By subject matter, by industry 

Business sense, motivationdelegation 


Usually 1-3 years 
Solid foundation of technical experience, operational and organizational knowledge 

Usually 4-6 years
Very good technical experience, operational and organizational knowledge 

Usually >7 years
Highly extensive technical experience (an expert among IT specialists from a technical point of view), independent technical assistance resource for colleagues, operational and organizational knowledge 

Usually >5 years
Planning and management of at least one (sub-) projectindependent functional leadership of employeesmanagement of a small teamgood technical experience, operational and organizational knowledge 

Usually >10 years
Management of at least one large project, independent functional leadership of employeesmanagement of teamstechnical experience plus specialized knowledge, operational and organizational knowledgecomplete responsibility for project planning (time, budgetmanpower, etc.), budget responsibility 

Usually >10 years
Management of several large projectsindependent functional leadership of employeestechnical experience plus specialized knowledge, operational and organizational knowledge across several projects, complete planning responsibility for multiple projects (time, budgetmanpower, etc.), overall budget responsibility 

What makes us stand out?

Enjoyment, pride, honesty and fairness are four main pillars of our corporate philosophy. This is also reflected in our daily interactions. Even when something might go wrong, a positive can arise from it as long as the situation is handled with integrity.

We make decisions quickly and pragmatically and lead with skill in flat hierarchies. Every manager is always available to you and gladly supports your ideas. Every little idea can bring about great things.

We look after you and are there for you. We are constantly on-site with our clients and we know what expectations you have to meet every day. We accompany you and our customers in all project phases.

Together, we can recognize and shape opportunities for development. Things are not always regulated. Here you can follow unconventional paths in coordination with us – paths that allow us to be even more successful together.

We support and challenge you. As part of your compensation, we also consider your contribution to the company’s success, because this pays off for you and for us.

Personal target agreements and customized plans for your development leave you enough freedom for your own life plans. We support you in both your technical and leadership careers. You can consistently prepare for leadership roles and the management of large projects. Or you can simply move from a technical to a management career. In this environment you have many opportunities to develop and to work on your professional life. All while experienced colleagues stand by your side as advising mentors and coaches.

Staff Interviews


Ulrich Wenzel,

Mr. Wenzel, what awaits new employees in the SPS or why should IT-specialists choose SPS?

Now, I believe...

... there are many reasons for that. Opportunities for personal and professional development can be balanced here very well. Flat structures give employees the chance to communicate directly with management. I know every employee personally, which has significant advantages for each individual: I see their successes. And if something goes wrong, but the situation is handled with integrity, and even when needed in a self-critical manner, something positive can arise from it. By the way, in this regard: for me certain moral qualities – as for example honesty and sincerity – still have meaning.

It’s very important to me, that our employees know each other and compare notes with each other, regarding both technical know-how and the general exchange of ideas and thoughts. With our ongoing discussion forums and our company events including employees’ families, we also offer a comfortable environment for discussions on a personal level.

If you look at our customer base, we have already achieved a lot. As a result, we have a number of major international customers and domestic customers. We play a part in many innovative IT projects, based on the latest IT structures and pioneering technologies.

Some applications are found in our normal everyday life. It is important to us that our employees are involved in exciting and challenging projects, because that way our employees are challenged and supported – in other words, further educated.

So far, I have taken care of the future of our company through considered actions and purposeful, innovative decisions. This will continue. The substantial knowledge of our employees, coupled with reliable company policies from my side will see to that.

Success is a driver and a responsibility for me at the same time. I think you can infer a lot from that.

Jürgen Praska, Project Manager Consulting and Software Development

Mr. Praska, you are part of the management group at SPS. How do you see the career opportunities in your company?

At SPS ...

... we live the principle of “supporting and challenging”. Every employee can develop freely and suggest their ideas, because that’s the only way that we can all benefit from each other’s knowledge. We try to work out tailored advanced vocational trainings for and with each employee, so that the best possible development can be achieved. This applies on both the professional and personal levels. At the same time, we rely on a willingness to learn and a passion for future-facing, innovative ideas, as well as a willingness to try new things. When that’s in place, all doors are open for our employees, regardless of whether they are aiming at a technical or a management career.

Norbert Klein

Mr. Klein, what draws you in the interesting and varied project work that you get from working at SPS?

In all my project assignments to date ...

... modern and innovative technologies have always been used. So I am always current, can deepen my knowledge in these areas and then use that for future projects. In addition, no project is like the last. Over and over, it is exciting for me to step into new companies and bring my own knowledge into a new environment. At the same time, I’m able to learn something new in each project.

Personally, I love to speak foreign languages. So, it always makes me happy when I’m involved in international projects in which I work together with colleagues from all over the world. Here I can work on my English and sometimes even my French skills – so that my work also helps me in my private life.

Florian Fabig

Mr. Fabig, why did you choose SPS CS as your employer and what is it you value at your job with SPS CS?

I believe that the corporate structure ...

... involving a flat hierarchy makes SPS CS an ideal employer in the field of IT consulting. The spectrum of interesting and varied everyday IT projects, as well as an opportunity to employ my knowledge in internal tasks and projects were crucial points in my decision.

Another valuable factor I found at SPS CS is personal development. Today’s IT business is developing very fast, and it is therefore of great importance to constantly develop one’s skills and support your personal development with targeted trainings. SPS CS promotes this process through highly relevant and closely evaluated training and development opportunities.

Freelancer – Project offers



What makes us stand out?

We believe that your success as a consultant for our customers is also our success.

We have a fundamental objective in common with you: our daily interaction should be characterized by enjoyment at work and fair and honest behaviour. And maybe as a result of that you will also feel a sense of pride that you are working successfully on our customers’ projects as a part of SPS.

We look after you and are there for you. We are constantly on-site with our clients and we know what expectations you have to meet every day. We accompany you and our customers in all project phases.

We offer you genuinely confidential cooperation. It’s always possible in everyday project work that something might go wrong. If we handle this situation with integrity, something positive can come out of it: for example, trust.

We offer opportunities for development, since things are not always regulated down to the last detail. Here you can follow unconventional paths in coordination with us – paths that allow us to be even more successful together.

We support your professional career and help you to enhance your knowledge all along the proverbial career path. We work on your behalf with our customers for example to give you the chance to get involved in areas that previously haven’t been part of your area of expertise.

We are always ready to listen and support your ideas. Even a small idea can bring about great things

We live loyalty. We offer you a large range of opportunities to develop yourself and support your professional advancement.