City:  Erlangen
Date:  Dec 6, 2022

DSP Software Developer - Embedded Automotive Audio Systems

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

We’re taking the concert hall on the road.    

Our goal is to create optimum sound quality in the car so that every passenger can enjoy music to the max. We tackle the specific auditory challenges that cars present and develop pioneering solutions for the automotive industry. Our algorithms have been integrated into production vehicles made by various premium manufacturers, where they open up new dimensions of sound and expanded convenience functions for first-class audio systems.  

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What you will do

Your job will focus on porting and optimizing algorithms on digital signal processing platforms (DSP). Contribute your experience and your innovative ideas to the design of software architecture, integration concepts and quality guidelines. You will design and carry out unit tests, rigorously track down malfunctions and carefully resolve their causes. In addition, you will develop an in-depth understanding of our applied algorithms and drive forward their further development.


What you bring to the table

  • Degree in Engineering, preferably specializing in IT or Electrical Engineering
  • Multiple years of experience in developing embedded software for audio applications, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Outstanding knowledge of programming in C and MATLAB
  • Skills in handling DSP platforms (both floating and fixed point), including the use of intrinsics and assemblers
  • Extensive knowledge of digital audio signal processing
  • Strong written and spoken English   


You should also be a music lover and enjoy working as part of an interdisciplinary, international team.


What you can expect

  • An open and friendly working environment in an international team
  • Responsibilities in the area of cutting-edge audio technology
  • Challenging projects with high practical relevance
  • Close cooperation with large international clients
  • The opportunity to increase your expertise in technological and scientific audio-related topics
  • Personal growth through professional training and educational programs
  • Work-life balance: flexible hours, programs that promote a balance between your personal and career life


The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently. The weekly working time is 39 hours. This vacancy is also available 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. 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. 


Interested? Apply online now (cover letter, CV, grade sheets). We look forward to getting to know you!

For any questions, please get in contact to:

Claudia Kestler-Böhm,

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 

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Requisition Number: 5883                Location: Erlangen


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