Non-scientific activities

Support and further development of a design laboratory including software and hardware prototypes for automated vehicles

Starting date


Duration of contract

2 years


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Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

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Mobility has a high priority in our society. People want to reach their destination safely, comfortably and quickly. Goods must be transported cost-effectively over short and long distances. The consequences of mobility can be seen in environmental pollution, accidents and traffic jams, which increase with the ever-growing volume of traffic. These are the challenges we face at the Institute of Transportation Systems. We develop solutions for the safe and efficient mobility of the future.

Future vehicles will be increasingly automated through the development of complex software intelligence. Nevertheless, humans continue to play a central role in the traffic system as users, operators or traffic participants in the immediate vicinity. At the Institute of Transportation Systems, we therefore research and develop new solutions for the interaction design between humans and future vehicles in order to enable a safe, intuitively understandable and user-friendly interaction for humans. We work with agile design methods, such as virtual and augmented reality applications, in order to present our concepts to users as quickly as possible.

For the expansion of our existing interdisciplinary team we are looking for a computer scientist or engineer (Bachelor or comparable degree) with programming knowledge for the implementation of software and hardware prototypes of HMI concepts for automated vehicles as well as for the supervision of our research laboratory.

Your tasks will include the creation of hardware and software prototypes, e.g. in Virtual Reality (preferably Unreal Engine) for novel HMI for assistance and automation systems. You implement the prototypes in the DLR's own simulators and test vehicles which are used for user tests in national and international projects at the institute.

A further focus of your activity is the support of our research laboratory. This usability laboratory is used for the user-centered development of interaction concepts and includes a static driving simulator as well as virtual and augmented reality applications. As laboratory manager of our usability laboratory you are responsible for the maintenance and further development of existing and new software and hardware prototypes and development tools in order to ensure the future viability of the laboratory.

You will work in a team on national and international research projects in an exciting subject area and have the opportunity to present the results of your work at national and international events.

Your qualifications:

  • University degree in computer science or engineering (B.Sc. or equivalent) or a comparable education or training
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the application of an object-based programming language (especially C++)
  • Proficient handling of Windows programs
  • Knowledge of software engineering tools such as JIRA, Subversion, GIT, etc.
  • Good knowledge of German and English (written and spoken)
  • High motivation and creativity
  • Ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate in an interdisciplinary team
  • Driving license class B
  • Experience with Virtual Reality development environments, preferably Unreal Engine 4, plus initial experience with simulation and game development
  • Knowledge of software engineering tools such as JIRA, Subversion, GIT, etc.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite or Corel Draw programs, 3D Studio Max, Visual Studio
  • Initial experience with agile software processes and development methods

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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Michael Oehl
Institute of Tranportation Systems

Phone: +49 531 295-2035

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