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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees generate an annual research budget of 3 billion euros. 

The »Moving Picture Technologies« department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen, Germany, develops new technologies for the audio, film, and television industries. We build software that provides access to cutting-edge technologies for studios, media professionals, and artists. 

Do you want to shape the development of a cloud platform that integrates AI-based services into the creative process of media producers? Do you want to explore complex technologies and translate them into an easy-to-use web application that integrates seamlessly into contemporary (film) post-production environments?

This, and the ideal environment for achieving it, is exactly what we’re offering you! 

What you will do

  • You will design and develop web applications, APIs and micro-services that enable film industry professionals to incorporate the latest advancements in AI-based localization and accessibility technology into their productions.
  • Working as part of an international team, you will design and implement software modules for prototypes and software products.
  • As one of our developers, you will have the opportunity to contribute your skills to the entire development cycle, from architecture to feature development to deployment.
  • You will cooperate not only across departments and institutes, but also with industry partners to present our developments to a global audience. 

What you bring to the table

  • University degree in computer science, media technology with a focus on software development, or an equivalent engineering/science-related field
  • Ideally 3+ years of proven experience working as a full-stack web developer
  • Interest in broad aspects of software development, from code to UX to cloud deployment
  • Ability to address tasks independently and willingness to research problems
  • Experience working with tools like GitHub, GitLab, and Jira
  • Excellent English skills

Moreover: experience in one or more of the following fields

  • Back-end/API development (frameworks, design, databases, WebSockets, testing, and authentication), as well as with related tools and approaches (NoSQL, SQL, OAuth 2.0 or similar)
  • Front-end development (server-side rendered applications, component architecture, testing, state management patterns, RestAPI implementation and consumption), as well as with modern frameworks, programming languages, and test methods ‒ such as Vue, React, Svelte, Angular, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ECMA 2016+, TypeScript, unit  and e2e testing
  • Additional experience with Docker, micro-services architecture, message bus (RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka), and workflow orchestration is a plus but not a requirement.

Does any of this sound exciting to you, and you were able to check a few of these bullets? Don’t hesitate to send over your CV! If you’re also interested in taking on some project management tasks, please let us know! We are also happy to welcome applications from committed junior professionals with basic knowledge and first practical experience, whether through internships, student research projects, or final theses. 

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 extension. The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis, but preferably as close to a full-time position as possible. 

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. 


Join our team and work with us on the technology of tomorrow! We look forward to receiving your complete online application (including a cover letter, your CV, and latest references/degrees). 

Claudia Kestler-Böhm
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 

Requisition Number: 74526