Scientific activities / projects

Development of Human Machine Interaction (HMI) of future vehicles

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Duration of contract

2 years


According to the German TVöD 13

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"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Your mission:

Design the future of mobility with us! Develop highly automated and cooperative vehicles with us at DLR in numerous national and international projects together with the automotive industry and our research partners.

Future vehicles are becoming increasingly automated through the development of complex software intelligence. Nevertheless, as a passenger, operator or road user from the immediate vicinity, humans continue to play a central role in the transport system. At the Institute of Transportation Systems, we are therefore researching and developing new approaches for the interaction between humans and future vehicles in order to enable a safe, intuitive and user-friendly interaction for humans.

For the extension of our existing, interdisciplinary team, we are looking for computer scientist, or engineer with programming knowledge with a Master or Diploma degree for the design and development of HMI concepts.

Your tasks include the research, development and implementation of concepts for novel HMI for assistance and automation systems for various vehicles (focus on automotive) as well as the development of software prototypes for DLR's own simulators and test vehicles. One focus of your work is the development of HMI concepts for the user on board and for road users in the vicinity of the automated vehicle. For this, you use existing hardware laboratories and develop new approaches in the areas of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

You also support the laboratory managers of our usability lab in the maintenance and further development of existing software and hardware prototypes and development tools, especially in the direction of VR and AR. You work in a team on national and international research projects in an exciting area and present the obtained research results and prototypes at national and international events.

Your qualifications:

  • Diploma or Master's degree in computer science, engineering or a comparable degree program, ideally with initial experience in software development for Human Machine Interaction (HMI)
  • sound knowledge and experience in an object-based programming language (especially C ++)
  • experience with VR development environments, preferably Unreal Engine 4
  • good written and spoken German and English language skills
  • high motivation and creativity
  • teamwork and willingness to work together in interdisciplinary teams
  • driving license class B
  • experience with Adobe Suite or Corel Draw programs, 3D Studio Max, Visual Studio 2010 is an advantage
  • experience with agile software processes and development methods is desirable

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Anna Schieben
Institute of Transportation Systems

Phone: +49 531 295-3426

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