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Fraunhofer IIS - Software Developer (f/m) Audio processing and rendering for soundbars

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

We have an immediate opening in our »Audio and Media Technologies« division of Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen, Germany, for a Software Developer (f/m) Audio processing and rendering for soundbars
You love programming and have a passion for high quality audio reproduction?
If so, we have the perfect job offer for you!
In the Semantic Spatial Audio Rendering group of the Audio and Media Technologies division, we develop advanced audio reproduction techniques that enable consumers to enjoy high quality spatial audio reproduction through easy to use, compact consumer audio devices – such as a new generation of immersive soundbars.
As a software developer within our team, you will implement the latest algorithmic developments for spatial audio reproduction in C/C++ and optimize their performance. Additionally, you will evaluate software stability under real-time conditions and create specifications and technical documentation for the new and existing software. You will be part of a team of audio enthusiasts and contribute to the development of cutting edge audio technology.

We are looking for a new team member that

- Has an interest in audio reproduction and the desire to challenge the state-of-the-art
- Has the ability to quickly become acquainted with existing structures and new subject areas
- Thinks pragmatically and is able to get things done to make a product a success
- Has the ability to contribute to the development of new audio signal processing algorithms

About us

The research team for audio and media technologies has been working on audio and image coding as well as 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 has already been licensed by more than 1,000 companies.

What we expect from you

- Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field with the experience as outlined
- Excellent knowledge of C/C++ for real-time embedded applications is required
- Expertise in optimizing, maintaining, and testing of existing C/C++ code
- Experience with MATLAB is beneficial
- Know-how of signal processing, especially audio signal processing, is beneficial
- Experience in programming on different DSPs is a plus
- Experience in building audio processing or reproduction devices is a plus
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
We are also happy to welcome applications of committed junior professionals with prior knowledge and first practical experience.

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.

How to Apply:

Please send your complete, written application (PDF format: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, references) quoting reference number IIS-2018-AME20 to: Claudia Kestler-Böhm
Please use the following link for your application:
Information about the institute is available on the internet at:

Please mention AES001245 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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