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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research facilities in Germany and is the world's leading organization for application-oriented research. Around 30,000 employees work on the annual research volume of 2.9 billion euros.

Adaptivity is an indispensable characteristic for the networked world of tomorrow. Intelligent components can recognize and evaluate changes in the environment or in the system itself and adapt to them independently. As a partner to industry, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS develops key technologies for networked adaptive systems and offers innovative technologies and robust solutions with around 120 employees at its Dresden site. 
Wireless communication is a key technology here. Especially for industrial applications, the "Industrial Wireless Communication" group is developing a real-time wireless technology together with teams from other IIS locations. Through your collaboration, you will make an important contribution to flexible and resource-efficient production processes and many future-oriented applications such as robot-robot collaboration. 
Are you enthusiastic about embedded systems in the field of wireless communication? Then you've come to the right place!

What you do with us

  • As part of a team of FPGA, software and embedded experts, you will help shape the further development of a real-time wireless technology on Xilinx UltraScale MPSoC platforms and support both the programming implementation of the wireless protocol and the validation in the laboratory and in production environments.
  • To evaluate and optimize your solutions, you will design suitable test scenarios in our testbed, set them up and carry them out.
  • You will develop your solutions independently in close cooperation with customers from industry and validate them in industrial production environments.
  • You will actively develop the research field of industrial wireless systems, help shape customer offers and support the acquisition of new research and development projects. 

What you bring with you

  • Completed scientific university studies in electrical/information technology, computer science or a comparable education, preferably with a doctorate or doctoral intention
  • Well-founded practical knowledge of development for embedded platforms in C/C++ and FPGAs
  • Practical experience in the development of digital signal processing algorithms and their implementation in hardware
  • Experience in characterizing implemented algorithms in hardware under laboratory conditions
  • Initial experience in one of the following wireless technologies (WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, 5G) is advantageous
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • Enjoy goal-oriented, creative, independent work and designing a research topic

What you can expect

  • Attractive working environment in a highly innovative key industry
  • Participation in shaping future technologies and the opportunity to lead projects
  • Participation in scientific conferences and presentation of your own research results
  • Opportunity to do a doctorate and support in the doctoral process
  • Regular further training tailored to your individual needs and the best possible company equipment
  • A corporate culture characterized by collegiality
  • Work-life balance through flexible working hours and various support services to help you reconcile your private and professional life

Employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD). In addition, Fraunhofer may grant performance- and success-based variable remuneration components.
The position is initially limited to two years. The weekly working time is 39 hours.
Severely disabled persons will be given preference if equally qualified.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to gender-independent professional equality.

Fraunhofer is the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe. Our fields of research are geared to people's needs: Health, safety, communication, mobility, energy and the environment. We are creative, we shape technology, we design products, we improve processes, we open up new paths.
Have we aroused your interest?

Then apply online now with your application documents (PDF: cover letter, CV, references).

We look forward to getting to know you! 

Do you have any questions? Then please contact:

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 

Reference number: 72651 Application deadline: none