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Fraunhofer IIS - Software Developer (f/m) for Automotive Audio Applications

Posted On: 2019-2-28
Location: Erlangen, Germany

Our automotive team in »Audio and Media Technologies« in Erlangen, Germany is looking for a
Software Developer (f/m) for Automotive Audio Applications
We’re taking the concert hall on the road.
Our goal is to create optimum sound quality in the car so that every passenger can enjoy music to the max. We tackle the specific auditory challenges that cars present and develop pioneering solutions for the automotive industry. Our algorithms have been integrated into production vehicles made by various premium manufacturers, where they open up new dimensions of sound and expanded convenience functions for first-class audio systems.

Your task

You create software for our new automotive audio technologies from the first customer demo to series production readiness. In the process, you pay attention to platform independence, the observance of coding guidelines, as well as the creation of suitable customer documentation. You design unit tests and carry them out. You analyze any malfunctions detected with great perseverance and carefully rectify their causes. You thus develop an understanding for the algorithms which we use and provide impulses for their further development. We are looking forward to your innovative ideas for the design of software architectures, integration concepts, and user-friendliness.

What we expect from you

- A degree in an engineering discipline, preferably in computer sciences or electrical engineering
- Good knowledge of digital signal processing
- Good knowledge of programming languages, in particular C/C++ and MATLAB
- Fundamental experience in the use of development environments such as Max/MSP or Pure Data
- German and English language skills for the work as part of an international team
Furthermore, you love music and are looking forward to working in an interdisciplinary, international team.
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.

What you can expect from us

We can offer you varied and challenging work with a dedicated, international team. You can contribute your own ideas and help design new concepts. Regular training courses are given, as are flexible, family-friendly work arrangements. Located in a modern, bright 2- to 3-person office, your workstation features the best technical equipment. Our institute is easy to get to and offers a popular cafeteria.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
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.

How to Apply:

We look forward to receiving your application (English or German) ! Please submit it (in PDF format, including cover letter, CV and references) to: Claudia Kestler-Böhm, via our career portal, quoting reference number
Please use the following link for your application:
Information about the Institute is available online at:

Please mention AES001239 when applying for this position.

About Fraunhofer IIS

Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen

Phone: +49 9131 776 0
Fax: +49 9131 776 6099
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The Fraunhofer IIS Audio and Multimedia division, based in Erlangen, Germany, has been working in audio coding technology for more than 25 years and remains a leading innovator of technologies for cutting-edge multimedia systems. Fraunhofer IIS is the main inventor of MP3 and universally credited with the co-development of the AAC family of audio codecs as well as technologies for the media world of tomorrow, including Fraunhofer Cingo for virtual surround, Fraunhofer Symphoria for automotive 3-D audio, AAC-ELD for telephone calls with CD-like audio quality, and dialog enhancement to allow TV viewers to adjust dialog loudness as they desire. Through the course of more than two decades, Fraunhofer IIS has licensed its audio codec software and application-specific customizations to at least 1,000 companies. Fraunhofer estimates that it has enabled more than 6 billion commercial products worldwide using its MP3, AAC and other media technologies. The Fraunhofer IIS organization is part of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Munich, Germany. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest applied research organization and is partly funded by the German government. With 22,000 employees worldwide, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is composed of 66 Institutes conducting research in a broad range of research areas. For more information, contact Matthias Rose, matthias.rose@, or visit www.iis.fraunhofer. de/amm.

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