City:  Erlangen
Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Lab Engineer Supervision of the sound labs and research vehicles

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. 

Bringing everyone’s favorite music onto the roads.
Our goal is to create the best possible sound in vehicles, ensuring that all passengers can enjoy their choice of music to the fullest. Our Automotive team belongs to the Audio and Media Technologies division in Erlangen. We focus on mastering specific sound challenges in cars and on developing pioneering solutions for the automotive industry. Our algorithms are integrated in production vehicles from various premium manufacturers and create new sound dimensions and enhanced convenience functions for top-of-the-range sound systems.

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What you will do

Are you passionate about creating the best possible sound in vehicles so that all passengers can enjoy their choice of music to the fullest?

Then join us in opening up new sound dimensions and developing enhanced convenience functions for top-of-the-range sound systems!
You will ...

  • Supervise our sound labs and research vehicles
  • Work closely with algorithm developers and sound engineers to design hardware concepts for new sound systems and implement them in vehicles
  • Coordinate the installation of speakers and state-of-the-art digital audio equipment in vehicles
  • Be responsible for testing, measuring and documenting when sound systems are being commissioned
  • Handle the planning, preparation and straightforward execution of technology presentations
  • Play a key role in designing the sound lab equipment and contribute to optimizing workflows
  • Develop an understanding of the algorithms we use and drive their further development
  • Use Confluence and Jira to document and manage work packages


What you bring to the table

  • University degree in media technology, mechatronics, sound technology, engineering or natural sciences
  • Experience with modern digital audio equipment and audio software, and with using speaker systems and amplifiers
  • Solid understanding of digital audio signal processing
  • Manual skills, possibly with additional technical vocational training
  • Strong interest in the automotive field
  • Excellent command of spoken and written German and English
  • Willing to travel for business trips, driver’s license

What’s more, you are passionate about music and would be delighted to be part of our interdisciplinary and international team.


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 technologies to develop solutions which meet present and future challenges.
  • We value personal contact: Our structured onboarding program lets you expand your network and settle into our institute.
  • We take your needs seriously: Thanks to flexible hours and hybrid work models, we help you to achieve the best possible work-life balance.
  • We care about your goals and interests: We offer regular professional and personal seminars, coaching sessions and language courses, giving you every opportunity to expand your technological and scientific audio expertise.

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The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim of extending it subsequently. The total weekly working time is 39 hours. This position 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. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

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!


Claudia Kestler-Böhm

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 29782                


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