WE OFFER AN EXCITING JOB IN OUR “DIGITAL SYSTEMS” GROUP IN ERLANGEN, GERMANY, AS A
HARDWARE DEVELOPER (M/F) FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS – BACK-END DESIGN FÜR ASIC AND SYSTEM ON CHIP (SOC)

Working as a back-end hardware developer, you specify and implement hardware components for complex, digital, and mixed-signal ASICs and SoCs right through to the verified layout. In addition, you support the project planning and expenses
estimation processes.

What we expect from you

  • A degree in electrical engineering, computer sciences, physics, or a comparable course of studies
  • In-depth knowledge of digital circuit design
  • Experience in Verilog/SystemVerilog/(VHDL) modeling as well as its verification
  • Experience in the use of synthesis and layout tools
  • Interest in contact with customers
  • Very good command of spoken and written English


The following would also be advantageous
  • Project experience in the field of low-power or high-speed ASIC design
  • Knowledge in the field of logic synthesis, STA, place and route, layout, and layout verification
  • Experience in the creation of scripts and makefiles (e.g. Perl, Tcl/Tk)
  • A high degree of creativity, autonomy, and personal responsibility
  • Structured and team-oriented way of working


The position is also suitable for career entrants with corresponding prior knowledge and relevant experience gained during work experience placements, student research projects, or theses. Suitable candidates may receive the opportunity to do a PhD.

What you can expect from us

  • Wide-ranging projects with a high application relevance and interdisciplinary system aspects
  • Design activities in the team covering a wide range of industrial developments through to the design of scientific prototypes using state-of-the-art technologies
  • An open, communicative, and friendly working environment
  • The freedom to develop a high degree of autonomy and personal responsibility in the work organisation
  • Personal development through further qualification
  • Work-life balance through flexible working hours and support offerings for the reconciliation of private and professional life
  • Professional equality for women and men
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

We are one of Europe’s leading IC design facilities for the development of innovative systems. Our extensive design expertise is supplemented by profound system know-how in the fields of multimedia, digital communication, image processing, and sensor systems. The developments made by our scientists flow into applications for the automobile, industrial electronics, data transmission, and data processing sectors as well as into lifestyle and medical technology products, and are used in large quantities. The focus of our research and development activities lies on the design of digital and mixed-signal circuits and systems.

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.

Please send your complete, written application (PDF format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, references) quoting the reference number IIS-2018-108
to: Meike Hillenbrand

Job Reference: IIS-2018-108 Closing Date:
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