City:  Nürnberg
Date:  Sep 14, 2022

Software Developer for Satellite Navigation

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 keen on satellite navigation and developing embedded system software?


Then we have the right job for you!


The department Satellite Based Positioning Systems focuses on the development of receiver components and systems for satellite based localization using Global Navigation Satellite Systems – GNSS, i.e. GPS or  Galileo. Based on these receiver technologies we develope innovative solutions and help up industry to bring new products in the market.


What you will do

You develop embedded system software for satellite navigation receivers and design and implement real-time embedded software solutions that meet the system requirements. Adressing different applications and new potential products in market you are contributing to the definition of system requirements, including feedback on limitations and feasibility and carrying out engineering activities to bring the application on running for the customer.


What you bring to the table

  • Degree in an engineering or computer science, medical science, mathematics or comparable education
  • Good expertise in programming in C/C++ and Python
  • Knowledge of embedded systems, especially Linux-based advantageous
  • Interest in localization, digital signal processing, satellite navigation area, cryptography, VHDL 
  • Know-how in aspects of software engineering, from requirements definition to system architecture, implementation and testing is advantageous
  • EU citizenship is a plus to be involved in all types of projects
  • Good communication skills in English, German is a plus


What you can expect

  • Exciting national and international research and development projects with cutting edge technology and a strong practical component.
  • Our committed teams offer freedom for your own ideas and room for creativity.
  • 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.
  • Top infrastructure at your work place: With our state-of-the-art technologies, we develop solutions to meet the challenges of present and future.
  • Your goals and interests are important to us: We offer ongoing professional and personal seminars, coaching as well as language courses.
  • Equal opportunity employment.


More information about our employer offers on our website.


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. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

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


Questions about this position can be answered by Maximilian Müller (


Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 25028                Application Deadline: none


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