Software Developer – Automotive Audio Applications

Posted On:
November 15, 2021
Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany

Our automotive team in »Audio and Media Technologies« in Erlangen, Germany, is looking for a Software Developer – 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

  • An open and friendly working environment in an international team
  • Responsibilities in the area of cutting-edge audio technology
  • Challenging projects with high practical relevance
  • Close cooperation with large international clients
  • The opportunity to increase your expertise in technological and scientific audio-related topics
  • Personal growth through professional training and educational programs
  • Work-life balance: flexible hours, programs that promote a balance between your personal and career life

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.

We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.

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 IIS-2021-AME50.

Information about the institute is available online at


About Fraunhofer IIS


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Fraunhofer IIS, based in Erlangen, Germany, is the largest institute within Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading application-oriented research organization. For over 30 years, the institute’s Audio and Media Technologies division has been shaping the globally deployed standards and technologies in the fields of audio coding and moving picture production. Fraunhofer IIS systems and tools help create, transmit and provide excellent audio and video content as well as enable high-quality real-time communication. Today, almost all computers, mobile phones and consumer electronic devices are equipped with technologies from Erlangen and are used by billions of people around the world every day. It all started with the creation of mp3, then evolved with the co-development of AAC and HE-AAC. Now the fourth generation of best-in-class audio technologies – MPEG-H Audio, EVS, LC3/LC3plus and xHE-AAC – elevates the media experience to new heights. In terms of audio signal processing, Symphoria and the Sonamic product family provide enveloping and enhanced sound in cars, while the upHear product family dramatically improves 3D audio playback or recording quality of professional and consumer devices. Fraunhofer technologies also power digital radio: first and foremost in the form of the ContentServer, combining audio encoding, multimedia data management and multiplexing. In the field of moving picture technologies, establishing the Digital Cinema Initiative test plan boosted the creation of professional tools for digital film and media production, such as easyDCP, Realception and JPEG XS. The interdisciplinary team transforms science into best-in-class applications with new functionalities for end users as well as optimum efficiency, reducing transmission costs while increasing reliability. Always taking into account the demands of the market, Fraunhofer IIS develops technology that makes memorable moments. For more information, contact Mandy Garcia, mandy.garcia@, or visit

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