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For over 30 years, the »Audio and Media Technologies« division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies of audio and moving picture production. Almost all consumer electronic devices, computers, and mobile phones are equipped with systems and technologies from Erlangen, Germany, today.

Our »Semantic Spatial Audio Rendering« group develops advanced audio reproduction technologies that enable consumers to enjoy high quality spatial audio reproduction through easy-to-use, compact consumer audio devices – such as a new generation of connected, immersive smart speakers.   

You love programming and have a passion for smart audio reproduction devices?

Well, we have the ideal environment for it and even more!

What you will do

As a software developer within our team, you will be using C/C++ to implement the latest algorithmic developments for spatial audio reproduction and optimize their performance. Additionally, you will evaluate software stability under real-time conditions and create specifications and technical documentation for new and existing software. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of audio enthusiasts and contribute to the development of cutting-edge audio technology.

We are looking for a new team member that..

  • has an interest in audio reproduction and the desire to challenge the state-of-the-art.
  • has the ability to quickly become acquainted with existing structures and new subject areas.
  • thinks pragmatically and can get things done to make products successful.
  • contributes to the development of new audio signal processing algorithms.

What you bring to the table

  • University degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechatronics, mathematics, physics, or in a related field with the experience as outlined
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills for real-time embedded applications
  • Expertise in optimizing, maintaining, testing, and quality assurance of existing C/C++ code / software 
  • Expertise in signal processing, especially audio signal processing
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing

We are also happy to welcome applications of committed Junior Professionals with basic knowledge and first practical experience from internships, student research projects or final theses.

What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organization for applied research in Europe, but also a top-rated employer. How so?

  • An exciting role: We offer a diverse and challenging field of work in an international environment, oriented toward state-of-the-art research and technology. 
  • Room for creativity: Projects with strong practical component motivate our employees to drive innovation. 
  • Personal development: With top-of-the-range company equipment and regular training, we aim to provide the best possible working conditions and development opportunities for our colleagues.
  • Flexible working hours: Due to our wide range of offers, we make it easy for our colleagues to find a comfortable balance between their private and professional lives.
  • Positive work environment: We are open-minded, we help and trust each other. 
  • On our premises we offer free parking spaces, charging stations for electric cars, covered bicycle parking and we have, of course, showers at the institute.
  • We subsidize your "Deutschlandticket" - bus stops are direclty located in front of the institute.
  • Our in-house health management organizes e.g. sports courses, running groups and relaxation seminars.

The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim for subsequent employment. The weekly working time is 39 hours.

Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the event of equal suitability. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to professional equality regardless of gender. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 


Don't worry. We are an interdisciplinary team, looking to support career-oriented talents. Hence, do not hesitate to join the home of MP3, and send us your application! Please submit it (cover letter, CV and grade sheets) online!

Claudia Kestler-Böhm

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Requisition Number: 63274