City:  Erlangen
Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Front-end Developer

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. 

For over 30 years, our Audio and Media Technologies division has shaped the international standards and technologies used in the audio and film industry. Starting with the invention of MP3 and continuing with the joint development of AAC, systems and technologies developed in Erlangen can be found today in almost all consumer electronics devices. Now, a new generation of premium media technologies - such as MPEG-H audio - is setting new standards. Over 400 engineers and scientists are developing premium technology that will be licensed worldwide.


What you will do

Your tasks with us will be varied, creative and challenging. As part of our team, you will develop user-friendly interfaces and, with the help of our experienced experts, contribute to the latest technologies in speech assistant systems and in quality assurance for audio technologies. 


You will build user-centered graphical user interfaces for a variety of tasks. To do so, you will work using agile development processes and participate in all of the stages of the system life cycle: from architecture to development and DevOps. More specifically, your tasks will include: 

  • Planning and implementation of front-end systems with common web technologies
  • Implementation and testing of responsive and adaptive web applications that consider usability and accessibility of web standards 
  • Implementation of web interfaces with React and Node.js, and their testing using Jest and Cypress


What you bring to the table

  • A university degree (bachelor’s, master’s, diploma) in computer science, business informatics or a comparable degree
  • Plenty of experience in implementing and testing websites, interface design and developing single-page applications 
  • Excellent knowledge of programming using JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS and React
  • Basic knowledge of Docker, continuous integration and continuous development systems
  • Command of written and spoken English in a business setting (B2 level) and corresponding command of German are advantageous
  • Experience with FARM Stack (FastAPI, React and MongoDB) is an advantage 


What you can expect

Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe and has been ranked as a top employer. Why?

  • We provide top equipment at work: We use state-of-the-art technology to develop solutions for present and future challenges.
  • We value personal contact: Our structured onboarding program will help you to expand your network and settle into our institute.
  • We take your needs seriously: Thanks to flexible hours and hybrid working, we will help you to achieve the best possible work-life balance.
  • We care about your goals and interests: We will give you regular support in the form of specialist and face-to-face seminars, coaching and language courses.

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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.


The position is initially limited to two years with the aim of extending it subsequently. The weekly working time is 39 hours.This position is also available on a part-time basis. 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. 


Are you 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: 49184                


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