City:  Erlangen
Date:  Jun 7, 2022

Developer for Web Technologies - C/C++ and JavaScript

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. 

The »Audio and Media Technologies« division of Fraunhofer IIS has shaped the international standards and technologies used in the audio and film industry for over 30 years. You can find systems and technologies developed in Erlangen in almost all of today's consumer electronics devices.


What you will do

Do you want to play an active role in shaping the future world of media?

Come and join us in the exciting world of standardization and development of web technologies.


As a member of the Web Media Technologies team, you will be tasked with developing new and innovative ways of experiencing (audio) media content on the web.
In this role, you will play a part in all development steps for new web technologies: You will...

  • contribute your ideas for new products and standards,
  • participate in software architecture design and
  • eventually assist in implementing a proof of concept or developing the corresponding product.


This may involve a cloud service, web application or even work on the browser itself, depending on the specific task.


What you bring to the table

  • Successful completion of a university degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in software development with C/C++ and JavaScript
  • Willing to get to grips with new technologies
  • Additional knowledge of one or more of the following is an advantage:
    • Browser architecture (Mozilla Firefox and Chromium)
    • Web development with TypeScript
    • Modern streaming protocols such as MPEG-DASH and HLS 
    • Lossy audio coding


What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organisation for applied research (application-oriented research organisation?) in Europe but we are also a top-rated employer? But why?


  • An exciting role: Attractive working environment at a global market leader of a major innovative industry
  • Our committed teams offer freedom for your own ideas and room for creativity.
  • We value personal contact: Through our structured onboarding process, you easily become familiar with our institute and are 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.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: We offer ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching as well as language courses.


The position is initially limited to 2 years.The weekly working time is 39 hours. 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 with your application documents (cover letter, CV, references).. We look forward to getting to know you!


Claudia Kestler-Böhm

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Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 28763                


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