Welcome to the world of DESKO

30 years of innovative scanning technology from Bayreuth for the whole world

From the world's largest airport in Atlanta to the European Central Bank and Bayreuth City Hall: more than 500,000 DESKO products are in daily use around the globe, ensuring your security by identifying forged ID documents.

We develop these technologically sophisticated hardware and software solutions for reading and authenticating ID documents, magnetic stripe and chip cards in Bayreuth. These products are manufactured in our own production facilities or in cooperation with regional partners.

Our portfolio is as versatile as the wishes of our customers. We can react flexibly to the most diverse requirements and developments and adapt our devices quickly. This ability makes us a valued partner at airports, banks, government agencies and many more.

As a family-run company, we stand for uncompromising quality "Invented in Bayreuth, made in Germany".


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What does career at DESKO mean?

We rely on teamwork and work exclusively in permanent employment relationships. Our employees appreciate the flexible working hours, flat hierarchies and the open ear of the management and team leaders. As a reliable employer, we strive for long-term cooperation, for which we create a basis of trust here in the company. Because for us, the satisfaction of the entire workforce is the key to our common path into the future.

We are always looking for new employees to join us on our path to more innovation for our customers. You are curious, love progress and want to develop yourself further? Join our team!

You can look forward to a reliable employer who offers attractive benefits and a team that is dedicated and committed to its work. What are you waiting for? We are looking forward to your application!


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We are internationally on the road ...

  • DESKO is a family-run medium-sized company based in Bayreuth.
  • We maintain subsidiaries in Singapore and in the USA.
  • DESKO special scanners are installed in more than 120 countries.
  • Over 500,000 of our devices are in daily use worldwide.

... and at home in Bayreuth!

Our products are internal developments manufactured in-house or together with regional partners. We collaborate with science and research to expand our technical know-how, develop leading technologies and create innovative solutions for our customers.


Modern workplaces

  • New, bright office building with automatic ventilation system and filters of the latest standard
  • Spacious, fully air-conditioned offices
  • Ergonomic workstations with height-adjustable desk
  • Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of space for team lunches together
  • Free parking directly on the company premises (incl. charging stations for e-cars)
  • At DESKO, the doors of the management and the team leaders are always open

Attractive conditions

Attractive salary

39-hour working week

Flextime without core working hours

Flexible offers for home office

Vacation pay

Christmas bonus

Capital-forming benefits

Company pension plan

Company health management

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Job bike

Company doctor

30 days vacation

Personal time-outs

Possibilities for further training

Flat hierarchies - we are not a corporation

Corporate events

Cold and hot drinks free

Outdoor seating for a sunny lunch break

Free parking on the company premises

E-charging station on the company site


You have further questions about working and career at DESKO? No problem, we are happy to answer them here:

  • What are the general working hours?

    Our usual office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:30. However, depending on the employment contract, these hours can also deviate or be flexible.

  • How well is the topic "work-life balance" realized at DESKO?

    At DESKO, we want all employees to feel good and to be enthusiastic about their work. For this, a healthy balance between work and free time is essential. Through flexible working hours as well as the possibility to work part-time or in a home office, we ensure an optimal work-life balance.

    In addition to working, our employees of course also need sufficient time to relax. Therefore, 30 days of vacation per year are a matter of course. After all, only those who are well rested can enjoy their work.

    Our company doctor also takes care of our employees´ health.

  • What does the technical equipment of the workstations look like?

    We have two monitors at every workstation as standard. You also get a headset so that you always have your hands free when making phone calls.

    As far as internal communication in the office and home office is concerned, we are up to date: in our meetings, we use Microsoft Teams as a modern and uncomplicated communication tool.

  • Are lateral entrants welcome at DESKO?

    Committed career changers are always welcome at our company, as long as they meet the requirements of the position and fit into our team. Of course, new colleagues, whether lateral entrants or not, are professionally trained by their team and supported in all questions and problems.

    Have the courage and apply to us. Together we will find the solution that suits everyone.

  • Are there opportunities in terms of education and training?

    Standing still leads to dissatisfaction. Therefore, we offer our employees the opportunity to develop and advance their potential through further training that is adapted to their individual needs.

  • Is it very important to be able to speak English at DESKO?

    Yes, because we have an international team including colleagues who work for DESKO all over the world - for example, some team members live in the USA, Mexico, France and Singapore. For this reason , it is important that everyone in the team speaks a common language.

    If your German is not perfect or if you are in the process of learning it, this is not an obstacle for employment at DESKO.

  • Are the offices air-conditioned?

    Of course, our offices are all fully air-conditioned. So you won't break a sweat even in the hottest outside temperatures and can work in a well-tempered environment

  • Why doesn't DESKO offer sabbaticals?

    Sabbaticals are not a fashion term in employment law, but clearly defined working models that usually consist of savings and leave phases. At DESKO, we have decided against these models in favor of individual agreements. What does that mean in concrete terms? Employees who wish to take personal time off come to us with their request and we discuss the most suitable solution together. On the one hand, the aim is to accommodate the employee's wishes for relaxation, time for family, care, further training, etc. in the best possible way. On the other hand, we clarify the substitution situation and the return to work. In this way, we have been able to find an individual solution for requests in recent years.

  • How are sporting activities rewarded as part of company health management?

    Regular exercise and relaxation are crucial to staying fit and healthy. We all know that. At the same time, it is often challenging to find the necessary time and motivation in everyday life. We all know that too. For this reason, we support the individual health maintenance and health promotion of our employees as an expression of our appreciation. Our cooperation with i-gb helps us to do this, as our employees benefit from a wide range of attractive usage options, such as discounts on activities at regional health providers.

  • What is the salary structure at DESKO?

    DESKO is not bound by collective agreements. This allows applicants to negotiate individual working conditions with us. We are guided by the wages and salaries of IG Metall.

Our business fields

Access control

DESKO scanners read data, give immediate feedback and allow or deny access.

Personal data capture

The digital capture and processing of data from identification documents is the core competence of DESKO.

Identity checks

Our scanners are used to check IDs, identify forgeries and prevent crime.


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Sales Consultant (m/f/d)

We are looking for a Sales Consultant (m/f/d) to support our Sales Team (EMEA) with immediate effect

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