Work and Careers at Fraunhofer IIS

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We offer both young professionals and those with professional experience an extremely attractive working environment in a highly innovative key industry

With us you will work in a committed team in which you can contribute your own ideas and where you have room to express yourself. Regular trainings and the best company equipment are just as natural as our corporate culture is characterized by collegiality.
Experienced professionals will find exciting jobs with us, especially as specialists or managers. For these roles, we are looking for personalities with a passion for your specialty, who enjoy leading and support people and who are motivated to translate today's research into tomorrow's products.
No matter what stage of your career you are now, we look forward to hearing from you.


The advantages of Fraunhofer IIS in detail


Structured onboarding

During your first time with us at Fraunhofer IIS, we support you with the help of various measures to make your onboarding as smooth as possible. In addition to technical supervisor, you will also have a mentor who will introduce you to the institute, your colleagues and important contacts at the institute. He / she will also familiarize you with the customs at the institute and provide you with advice and assistance. In addition, we accompany you with regular feedback discussions and you get a good overview of the Fraunhofer IIS through introductory events.
Almost all colleagues are currently working from home. The onboarding of new employees therefore mainly takes place virtually. Our personnel development department has developed a comprehensive concept for this. This means that structured training is possible even when you are working from home.
Through this, you are well prepared for your job at Fraunhofer and will achieve technological breakthroughs together with us in no time.


Flexible working

We would like to give our employees the opportunity, if possible, to organize their work flexibly. Because we are convinced: You can only use your talents and creativity to the full if you are in a balanced life situation.

In consultation with the respective team, attendance and, if necessary, core working times are determined individually. Work and private life can thus be brought into harmony with one another and working hours can be adapted to your own "internal clock".
Most of our employees are technically equipped so that they can work from any location. We want to encourage creative and quiet work outside of the office or laboratory, for example at our research campus in Waischenfeld ( Nothing stands in the way of a day in the home office.
The flexible working hours also apply to our student employees. You can change your working days from semester to semester. During the semester break, some increase their hours, but reduce them during the examination period. This is an ideal way to combine a job with us during your studies.


Diverse possibilities for further development

We strengthen your skills! You have the chance to get the best possible qualifications, to sharpen your profile and thus actively and independently advance your personal career opportunities. Our training concept is diverse: Whether you want to develop your skills personally, methodically or professionally - we support you individually! In a wide variety of qualification offers (seminars, e-learning, coaching, mentoring, ...) we offer you more than just theoretical knowledge transfer.
In regular employee appraisals you plan your personal development path together with your manager. You can then apply the acquired knowledge directly in practice.


Corporate culture - we say YES!


YES - a small word with a strong message. It stands for the spirit of research, creativity, contradiction and tenacity. This is what sets us apart: Say YES. Pushing boundaries. Always try something new. Don't just think, think ahead.
We are not satisfied with a no or maybe. We have ideas where others give up. Because we want it to say at the end of every project: YES!
We enjoy our work, approach projects with passion and celebrate our successes together. In an international team, we work in a working environment characterized by openness and appreciation on topics that will change the future.
With us you will find flat hierarchies that make it possible to be dynamic and to drive change.



With us you will work on tasks with a high practical relevance and social value

Our actions are guided by the principle of responsibility: we work on meaningful and important topics for the good of society. Our goal is to create concrete benefits and added-value for the general public. Because in our projects we develop highly innovative products together with our partners that contribute to solving current social challenges. The great variety of topics that will change the world of tomorrow is particularly impressive.
Our employees identify with the exciting projects they work on in a creative environment and drive them forward independently. Because the tasks that you take on at our institute match your interests, strengths and values.


Compatibility of work and private life


Just as our research activities are geared towards people's needs, we take the needs of our employees into account in our corporate culture. A good work-life balance - and in our view that goes beyond the compatibility of family and career - is important in our eyes so that we can develop our talents freely. We offer our employees more!

  • Flexible working time models: possibility of working from home and part-time models
  • Support offers for families with children: Offices with children, contingent places in day-care centers, parental allowance advice, day-care for children, vacation and emergency care
  • Individual support offers: life coaching, offers for employees with family responsibilities (e.g. looking after relatives in need of care)
  • Measures for disease prevention: regular health days and back fitness course

These are a few examples from our range. To name everything at this point would be difficult. Because: As individual as the needs of our employees are here, we try to address them individually.


Top research thanks to top technical equipment!

Our workplaces and laboratories are equipped with the latest technology. Our scientists conduct research under realistic conditions using excellent test environments. Only in this way can they develop applicable solutions for the challenges of the present and the future. Whether, for example, in our test and application center L.I.N.K., in the "Industrial IoT innovation laboratory", in the antenna measuring hall, in our sound laboratory or in our research cinema - all of our workplaces are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to create the best possible working conditions .

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