Markus Rickermann studied electrical engineering with a focus on data processing at the Rheinische Fachhochschule in Cologne. After graduating in 1992, he worked for various multinational corporations as a systems engineer, system administrator and network specialist. His previous tasks mainly centered around the development of complex system integrations.
In December 2002, he joined IZA as an IT Specialist. Besides his responsibility for user support, he mainly engages in planning, expanding and administering the Windows-based systems at IZA.