To expand our team in the »Audio for Embedded Systems« department of Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen, Germany, we have an immediate opening for a
Software Engineer (f/m) Real-time processing of audio signals

Are you keen on real-time processing of audio signals? Do you want to help develop the technologies of tomorrow in this field?

In that case, your future starts with us!

As part of our team, you will have the chance to design and optimize audio coding and audio processing algorithms for the use in close-to-hardware environments, which will be used in many millions of devices - such as TV sets, digital radios or smartphones. You will develop, test and simulate platform independent software for digital signal processors, as well as for embedded and mobile systems - and you will test and validate them on prototypes and end user devices.

About us
The research team for audio and media technologies has been working on audio and image coding as well as
on multimedia technologies for more than 25 years, and made a name for itself due to its significant contribution to the development of mp3 and AAC.
Fraunhofer audio technologies can be found in more than ten billion devices and have already been licensed by more than 1,000 companies.

What we expect from you

  • University degree in the field of Engineering or Natural Sciences
  • Solid skills in the programming language C
  • Basic knowledge of digital signal processing, particularly related to audio signals
  • Advantageous: programming know-how in the field of digital signal processors, audio coding expertise and programming experience with Android and iOS operating systems
  • Good oral and written communication skills in both German and English
We are also happy to welcome applications of committed junior professionals with prior knowledge and first practical experience from internships, student research projects or final theses.

What you can expect from us

The Fraunhofer IIS offers an extremely attractive working environment in a highly innovative key industry. You will work in a dedicated team, in which you will be able to contribute your own ideas and enjoy substantial creative leeway. Regular further training and top equipment are as much a matter of course as a corporate culture characterized by good working relationships.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Have we piqued your interest?

Please send your complete application (PDF format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, references) quoting the reference number IIS-2018-AME10 to: Claudia Kestler-Böhm

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Job Reference: IIS-2018-AME10 Closing Date: