City:  Nürnberg
Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Software Developer - Secure Server 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. 

Are you fascinated by satellite navigation and the development of embedded system software?


If so, you may want to take a look at what we have to offer!


Our »Satellite Based Positioning Systems« department focuses on the development of receiver components and systems that utilize Global Navigation Satellite Systems – GNSS, i.e. GPS or Galileo and their upcoming improvements for satellite-based localization. Based on these receiver technologies, we develop innovative solutions and support the industry by introducing new products onto the market that secure time and location information in new energy and communication networks, thus promoting the energy turnaround and Germany’s pioneering role on the world stage.


What you will do

  • As part of a national team, you will develop server-based technologies for secure environments and a next-generation secure, satellite-based positioning application.
  • By addressing different applications, demands, and new potential products in the industry, you will help to define system requirements, including feedback on limitations and feasibility.
  • Furthermore, you will perform engineering activities to deliver secure timing and positioning applications to the customer.


What you bring to the table

  • University degree in engineering, computer science, medical science, mathematics or another related field
  • Strong programming experience in C/C++ and Python
  • Knowledge of embedded systems, especially Linux-based, is an advantage
  • Interest in localization, digital signal processing, satellite navigation area, cryptography, VHDL
  • Understanding of software engineering principles including requirements definition, system architecture, implementation, and testing is a plus
  • EU citizenship simplifies participation in all types of projects
  • Good communication skills in English, additional German language skills are a plus


What you can expect

Fraunhofer is not only the largest organization for applied research in Europe, but also a top-rated employer. How so?

  • Our institute culture: We want our colleagues to feel comfortable. Therefore, we constantly strive to ensure a friendly and supportive working atmosphere within our international team.
  • Exciting activities: With customers and partners across the globe, we provide an attractive working environment in a highly innovative key industry with exciting ventures and new experiences.
  • Room for creativity: We want to give our colleagues a generous amount of creative freedom, so that they can contribute and develop their own ideas.
  • Personal development: With top-of-the-range company equipment and regular training, we aim to provide the best possible working conditions and development opportunities for our colleagues.
  • Flexible working hours: Due to our wide range of offers, we make it easy for our colleagues to find a comfortable balance between their private and professional lives.


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 with a preference, however, to have it filled as close to a full-time position as possible.


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.





Apply online now. Please include a cover letter, your CV and your latest transcripts of records (as PDF). We look forward to getting to know you!


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Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 64031                Application Deadline:


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