City:  München
Date:  May 13, 2023

Working Student: Self-Adaptive Software 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. 

Safe Intelligence — this forms the core brand of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. Connected cognitive systems drive innovation in many sectors, for example in autonomous vehicles, medical devices or intelligent automation within industry. They should always take full advantage of the potential offered by artificial intelligence, while remaining demonstrably safe and reliable at the same time. This is why Fraunhofer IKS researches both artificial intelligence and software engineering — we consider resilience and intelligence as part of the same process.


What you will do

  • Development and Design of Situation-aware Cognitive Agents for, e.g., autonomous driving and robotics
  • Integration of Machine Learning algorithms into Cognitive Agents
  • Experimentation and evaluation of systems in simulated environments
  • Implementation of example use cases with the real robots and production machines in the IKS Living Lab
  • Support us in developing frameworks and tools for our industrial partners
  • Contributions to Research publications


What you bring to the table

  • Master’s student in Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • Must have practical experience in Python or C++ programming
  • Prior experience working with simulators like Autoware, CARLA, Webots, Gazebo will be preferred
  • Sound knowledge of machine learning techniques and libraries will be preferred
  • Prior experience setting up robots and their programming, preferably in ROS2
  • Experience in engineering software systems and model-based software engineering
  • Sound practical expertise in Agile Software development – Gitlab
  • Willingness to learn
  • Analytical, structured, and result-oriented mindset


What you can expect

You can expect to work on cutting-edge research in a supporting environment, other than:

  • very nice supervisors, a good and supportive atmosphere 
  • a fair salary and the possibility to work flexible (up to 20h/week)
  • practical relevances for your studies at the university


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. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

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!


If you got questions, please contact our colleagues from HR via eMail:  

Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS 


Requisition Number: 62751                Application Deadline:


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