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The department of Moving Picture Technologies at the Fraunhofer IIS Erlangen site develops new technologies for film and television production with the aim of opening up new opportunities for film producers and performers in the areas of multimedia design and narrative, and optimizing film production processes. We conduct research into new multimedia formats for use in professional film post-production, leading up to the point of cinema screening or transfer to streaming services.

Are you keen to help shape media production in the future? 

Then we have the perfect job for you!

What you will do

As a Software Developer, you will plan, implement, test and document innovative, global software solutions in the areas of digital cinema, broadcast and streaming, and you will have a key role in structuring the development environment. You will automate deployment processes with the aid of CI/CD pipelines and develop solutions for high-performance applications, working in coordination with the product management team. 

What you bring to the table

  • University degree in media technology, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related subject
  • Experience in software development and software design
  • Interest in digital video signal processing and in film and television
  • Willingness to learn the latest programming languages and APIs, such as C++20, Vulkan and Metal
  • Ideally, knowledge of common editing software such as DaVinci Resolve and/or Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Excellent spoken and written English

What you can expect

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

  • An exciting job at a global market leader in a highly innovative key industry.
  • Projects with a strong practical component motivate our employees to drive innovation.
  • Our dedicated teams offer freedom for your ideas and room for creativity.
  • We value personal contact: With our structured onboarding process, you will quickly become familiar with our institute and be able to extend your network successfully.
  • We take your needs seriously: We support your work-life balance by offering flexible working hours and hybrid work.
  • Our colleagues enjoy our positive work culture: We are open-minded, we help and trust each other.
  • Top of the line infrastructure at your work-place: With our state-of-the-art technologies, we develop solutions to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • Talent development already starts in school: Our programs inspire young people at an early age to pursue sciences and foster creative junior scientists.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: We offer ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching, and language classes.
  • We offer equal opportunities: Our female scientists, for example, benefit from the »Fraunhofer TALENTA« career program.
  • We offer complementary parking spaces, charging stations for electric cars and covered bicycle parking, and showers at the institute.
  • We subsidize your Deutschland-Ticket (Jobticket) ‒ bus stops are located directly in front of the institute.
  • In-house health management, including 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. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

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 to shape society now and in the future. 


Apply online now (Cover letter, CV and references). We look forward to getting to know you!

Claudia Kestler-Böhm
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 

Requisition Number: 71984E