[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fraunhofer Cognitive Mobile Systems: Programmer / Software Developer (f/m/d)

Dr. Frank E. Schneider frank.schneider at fkie.fraunhofer.de
Mon Dec 9 05:44:56 PST 2019

The Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and 
Ergonomics (FKIE) is looking for a new member for the department 
Cognitive Mobile Systems (CMS) at the earliest possible date.

Programmer / Software Developer (f/m/d)

In Fraunhofer FKIE, nearly 500 employees in Bonn and Wachtberg develop 
technologies and processes with the aim of early detection, mitigation 
and management of existential risks. The Fraunhofer FKIE offers 
enthusiastic developers challenging and varied tasks in a creative 

The department Cognitive Mobile Systems deals with innovative processes 
for the efficient management of mobile single- and multi-robot systems. 
The focus is on improving performance and simplifying the operation of 
robot systems by increasing their degree of autonomy. The focus of the 
work is on systems for reconnaissance, inspection and support tasks in 
difficult terrain and in industrial plants. The knowledge gained and the 
work carried out regularly leads to practical implementation of the 
research results in experimental systems and pre-competitive prototypes.

What we expect:
You have completed training as an IT specialist or a comparable 
education or qualification.

In addition, you have:
     - good knowledge of programming in C++ and/or Python
     - sound experience in software development under Linux
     - proven practical and theoretical knowledge in computer science

Ideally, you should supplement this with
     - the ability to work independently on challenging questions
     - practical experience with software development for Robot 
Operating System (ROS), Android, JavaScript or Qt
     - good written and spoken knowledge of German and English

We expect employees who integrate harmoniously into an existing working 
group and distinguish themselves through their independent, well-founded 
way of working. Team-oriented work, communication skills and a confident 
appearance towards customers and cooperation partners are required.

We offer you an exciting, innovative and creative working environment 
with the following tasks:
     - Specification and implementation of efficient algorithms for 
current research topics in outdoor robotics
     - Participation in a team creating complex experimental systems
     - Execution of experiments with single and multi-robot systems

The position is initially limited to 2 years.
The weekly working time is 39 hours.
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 
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

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.

If you have any questions about this position, please do not hesitate to 
contact us:
Dr. Frank E. Schneider
email: frank.schneider at fkie.fraunhofer.de
Phone: +49 228 9435 481

Do you find yourself in our job profile? Then we look forward to 
receiving your informative application documents.

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