Field Engineer / Lab Engineer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros.

Would you like to be part of the next generation of media production?

We offer you the opportunity to develop software and technologies for media production as part of an international team and in a creative environment.

The department for media systems and applications in Erlangen, Germany, is part of the audio and media technologies division, best known for its work on MP3 and AAC. We develop software for and together with global leaders in the broadcasting and streaming industry. Our products include streaming servers and packagers, media players for various platforms, and many more, across the whole chain from media production to playout devices.

What you will do

  • Operate, improve, and maintain a lab environment for modern media production technologies
  • Maintain close relationship with our partners
  • Contribute to the development of new media production technologies

What you bring to the table

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • A strong sense of responsibility and commitment to your work
  • Experience in the following areas
    • Professional media interfaces (SDI, MADI, ST 2110, AES67)
    • Network and streaming protocols (TCP/IP, RTP)
    • A/V media production
  • Programming skills with a focus on C/C++ and scripting languages
  • Proficient in English, written and spoken

What you can expect

  • Work in a highly innovative key industry
  • Challenging tasks in a variety of fields
  • Agile development environment
  • Work in a dedicated international team
  • Work-life balance through flexible work arrangements
  • Regular professional training
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and equipment

Further information:

The position is initially limited to 2 years with the aim to extend it subsequently. The weekly working time is 39 hours. This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis. We value and promote the diversity of our employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please submit it (cover letter, CV, grade sheets) online.

Questions about this position will be answered by:

Claudia Kestler-Böhm,

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Requisition Number: 5902