Zühlke’s Portuguese HQ is located in Porto, the country’s second-largest city and an emerging tech hub, powered by a strong culture of networking and cooperation, excellent infrastructures, together with a fantastic quality of life.

There’s a strong spirit of entrepreneurship running through these operations, so you’ll be given fantastic opportunities to shine.

Your Benefits at Zühlke Portugal

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Commited to Development
Flexible work
Flexible working
Health wellbeing
Group profit share program
Profit-share scheme
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Team Culture and Events

Commited to Development

  • We are committed to the growth of our people and are investing in their development. We’re empowering them to build the skills they need to make a positive impact, both personally and for our clients, today and in the future.

  • Over 100 focus groups: share your knowledge and learn from our experts across local and global teams. 

Flexible working

  • Option for reduced or condensed working hours with 32h30 - 40h00 per week, spread across 4 or 5 working days. The choice is yours!

  • A hybrid working model with flexible working hours, and the possibility to work from wherever you feel more productive - our office or your home.

  • Flexitime: organize your working hours with high flexibility according to your daily needs.


  • Health Insurance: You and your family benefit from competitive medical benefits.

  • Good life-work integration: a family-friendly workplace, mental health workshops, trusted sick leave...

  • 25 days of Annual Leave

Profit-share scheme

  • In addition to your annual salary, you'll receive a profit-share defined by the company's success in the previous year.

Team Culture and Events

  • Social and employee events including the annual team camp, year-end party, Zühlke's anniversary, local festive celebrations, and more.

  • An open feedback culture where everyone’s voice is heard. We encourage personal progress, team strengthening, and networking.

  • Work in a diverse and multicultural environment with people from all over the world.​

Our teams in Portugal

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Our location in Porto

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Contact person for Portugal

Mariana Salvaterra

Managing Director

Mariana Salvaterra has been Zühlke’s Managing Director for Portugal since February 2022. 

She holds a Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering since 2008 and has been leading software engineering teams since 2012. 

For the past five years, she was also part of the leadership team for a multinational company’s office in Porto where she helped with the strategy for talent retention and growth and focused on nurturing team culture.

She is an empathetic leader, facilitator, and team builder, and a mother of 3: 8 year-old Leonor, 5 year-old Beatriz, and 2 year-old Dinis.

She is passionate about helping unlock the potential in each person to enabling them to do their best work.