Actually I am trying to translate the following English title into its German equivalent.

"Lead Software Architect with Management Skills and over 10 years of experience in IT Field"

So the German title:

"Lead Software Architect mit Management Skills und über 10-jährige Berufserfahrung im IT-Umfeld"

The problem part is:

"über 10-jährige Berufserfahrung"

Is it correct like this or is this one correct "über 10-jähriger Berufserfahrung"? What comes after über: the accusative or the dative?

  • No. There is no verb, and therefore it is not a sentence. When it's not a sentence, it can't be a correct sentence. Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 9:25
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    @user27580 You can hit the "edit" button on the left side below your question to correct typos.
    – Brian J
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 13:46

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Lead-Software-Architekt mit Managementfähigkeiten und mehr als 10 Jahren Berufserfahrung im IT-Umfeld

Personally, I would also change Lead-Software-Architekt to leitender Softwarearchitekt and im IT-Umfeld to in der IT-Branche; but this is a matter of taste:

Leitender Softwarearchitekt mit Managementfähigkeiten und mehr als 10 Jahren Berufserfahrung in der IT-Branche

Akkusativ vs. dativ: Here, mit refers to both Managementfähigkeiten and 10 Jahren Berufserfahrung. Since mit requires the dativ, it is (mit) 10 Jahren and not (mit) 10 Jahre. The same holds for (mit) 10-jähriger instead of (mit) 10-jährige.

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    Yes you are right, I find your title translation way better. Thanks
    – user27580
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 10:44

"Lead Software Architect mit Management skills mit mehr als 10-jährige Berufserfahrung im IT-Umfeld"

Instead of "und" use "mit" and instead of "über" use "mehr als".


aka. more than or upwards of


The correct usage in this job ad is

über 10-jähriger Berufserfahrung

When you divide up the sentence you get

Lead Software Architect mit 10-jähriger Berufserfahrung

"Mit" is a preposition which requires dative.

  • Thanks a lot for your help :-) Is it possbile that I also get explaination why it is dativ in this case?
    – user27580
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 9:48
  • "mit" demands Dativ ;)
    – Annatar
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 10:10
  • @user27580 Added explanation for dative.
    – IQV
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 10:35

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