City:  Erlangen
Date:  Nov 10, 2022

Software Developer Python - Voice Assistant 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. 

For over 30 years, the institute’s »Audio and Media Technologies« division has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies in the fields of audio and moving picture production. Almost all consumer electronic devices, computers and mobile phones are equipped with systems and technologies from Erlangen, Germany, today. 


What you will do

You are passionate about programming and human machine interaction?


Join us in the exciting world of voice assistants and chatbots. 
As part of our natural language user interface team, you will develop innovative enterprise solutions for voice assistants and dialog systems for a variety of tasks and domains. 
You will participate in all phases of the system lifecycle. You bring in your ideas to the design of the software architecture. You will implement new features and create tests for quality assurance. You will automate deployment workflows by using CI/CD pipelines. 



What you bring to the table

  • Master’s in Computer Science, Engineering, or related areas
  • It is mandatory to have at least three years of professional experience with object oriented or functional programming languages (Python, JavaScript, C++)
  • Practice in working with version control systems (Git) and containerization tools (Docker) 
  • Proficiency in designing architectures for large software components
  • Ability to solve problems in an agile environment 
  • Additional knowledge in some of the following fields is a plus:
    • Databases (SQL, NoSQL)
    • Kubernetes
    • Test Driven Development
    • Open-source frameworks for chatbots (e.g. Rasa)
    • Remote Procedure Protocol (e.g. gRPC)



What you can expect

  • Opportunities to bring your ideas into life and contribute to enterprise solutions for voice assistant systems. 
  • Involvement in diverse activities and the chance to assume responsibility within interdisciplinary teams 
  • Working in a vibrant research and development environment
  • An open and friendly work atmosphere
  • Flexible hours and access to various services for a proper work-life-balance


The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently. 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. 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!


Claudia Kestler-Böhm,

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 6609                Application Deadline:


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