City:  Fürth
Date:  Sep 29, 2022

Software Developer - Interface Development for a Digital Twin

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 »Operator-based Learning« group in Fürth works to bring expertise from physics, signal processing and mathematics to deep learning models in order to increase the generalizability of solutions and to reduce dependency on training data. We design signal reconstruction solutions for industrial metrology and nondestructive material testing. 


Are you interested in digital twins and machine learning? 

If so, take a look at our job opening! 


What you will do

We are looking for a software developer to help develop and implement an interface for a new digital twin in the context of machine learning as a tool to close cycles in lightweight plastic packaging. Your role will involve, among other things, creating the specifications for and implementing the new interface as well as creating and implementing a software environment for a digital twin for a lightweight packaging sorting system. You will also develop a strategy for processing and collating various sensor data, and establish a way of integrating artificial neural networks. You will be working alongside the data scientists developing the models to be integrated. 


What you bring to the table

  • A higher education qualification in computer science or a related subject 
  • Expertise in Python and C++ 
  • Background in signal processing and software architecture 
  • Confident using version control systems such as GIT and unit testing frameworks such as Google Test 
  • Ideally knowledge of machine learning 
  • Experience using PyTorch/TensorFlow would be an advantage 


The position is also suitable for career starters with corresponding prior knowledge and experience from internships, student research projects or final theses.


What you can expect

  • Projects with a strong practical component motivate our employees to drive innovation.
  • 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.
  • You will have ample opportunity to meet your colleagues in our community rooms, at sports courses (at the institute and online) and many other events.
  • Our colleagues enjoy our positive work culture: We are open-minded, help and trust each other.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: We offer ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching as well as language courses.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. It is also possible to work part-time. The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently


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. 32882


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. 



Apply online now (PDF: cover letter, CV, transcripts).

We look forward to getting to know you!


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Nina Wörlein

09131-776 1684

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 54225               


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