City:  Erlangen
Date:  Dec 6, 2022

Software Developer - Automotive Audio Applications

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, the automotive team in »Audio and Media Technologies« in Erlangen, 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

You create software for our new automotive audio technologies from the first customer demo to series production readiness. In the process, you pay attention to platform independence, the observance of coding guidelines, as well as the creation of suitable customer documentation. You design unit tests and carry them out. You analyze any malfunctions detected with great perseverance and carefully rectify their causes. You thus develop an understanding for the algorithms which we use and provide impulses for their further development. We are looking forward to your innovative ideas for the design of software architectures, integration concepts, and user-friendliness.


What you bring to the table

  • A degree in an engineering discipline, preferably in Computer Sciences or Electrical Engineering
  • Good knowledge of digital signal processing
  • Good knowledge of programming languages, in particular C/C++ and MATLAB
  • Fundamental experience in the use of development environments such as Max/MSP or Pure Data
  • German and English language skills for the work as part of an international team
  • Furthermore, you love music and are looking forward to working in an interdisciplinary, international team.

The position is also suitable for career entrants with corresponding prior knowledge and relevant experience gained during work experience placements, student research projects, or theses


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. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the event of equal suitability. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to professional equality regardless of gender. 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, transcripts). We look forward to getting to know you!

Claudia Kestler-Böhm,


Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 4682                


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