City:  Dresden
Date:  May 4, 2024

Digital Designer

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 work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

Developing innovative technology solutions and bringing them to application - that is our goal at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS. With our expertise in the development of photonic microsystems, related technologies including nanoelectronics and wireless communication solutions, we create - in flexible and interdisciplinary teams - technologies for innovative products in various markets such as automotive, industry and aerospace.


The focus of our department 'Data Communication & Computing' lies on various solutions for optical wireless communication (LiFi), Ethernet TSN, CAN, LIN and RISC-V. Due to our own long experience we are able to successfully support our customers in topics like low power sensor technology, signal processing, but also miniaturized modules and systems as well as mixed signal and digital design for FPGAs and ASICs. Learn more about our work here


To strengthen our team we are looking for a new talented Digital Designer as soon as possible.



What you will do

  • In the first step it is important for us that you get to know our infrastructures and technologies to get an overall impression.
  • Basically, in this role you will accompany different projects with your teammates, e.g. in the automotive or industrial sector.
  • Another important task is to support the requirement analysis of new customer systems.
  • Tasks such as the development of digital IP blocks and subsystems for FPGAs and ASICs are also part of your area of responsibility. 


What you bring to the table

  • You have successfully completed a university degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a comparable field of study.
  • It is an advantage if you already have first experiences in the following areas:
    • Digital design for Xilinx, Intel or Lattice FPGAs as well as ASICs
    • Test and verification of IP cores
  • Due to the international projects you should have good German and English skills.
  • If you are curious, like to think outside the box and want to work on the latest innovations, then we have YOUR new job!


What you can expect

We are convinced that appreciation and trust are the basis for satisfaction and motivation. We create a work-life balance through flexible working time models and the possibility of mobile working, because creative and innovative ideas can arise anywhere. We also attach great importance to intensive induction training and an open and collegial working environment. Whether sports, music or team events - we offer a wide range of opportunities to pursue our own passions and strengthen our team spirit.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis. The position is limited to 2 years. A longer cooperation is aspired. 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 shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!




Ms. Isabell Zwinscher

Human Resources

Telephone: +49 (0)351 8823 1227


Mr. Dr. Frank Deicke

Specialty department

Telephone: +49 (0)351 8823 385

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS 


Requisition Number: 65872                Application Deadline: as long as online


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