supervisor_account fortiss GmbH
room Munich, Germany
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Network Infrastructure

RESEARCHER – INDUSTRIAL IOT (m/f/d) at fortiss GmbH


  • PhD in computer science, preferably specialization in computer architectures and networking (1-3 years of independent career).
  • Good background on wireless/cellular networks. LTE but also: Wi-Fi6/7; LoRa/LoRaWAN etc.
  • Good background on IoT overall (Edge/Fog networking architectures; semantic technologies, e.g., WoT; IoT communication protocols, e.g., OPC UA, MQTT, DDS, etc)
  • Preferential background on ML engineering (e.g., TinyML, federated learning) within IoT environments.
  • Very good publication record in top (IEEE, ACM) academic conferences and journals, area of networking architectures and protocols/IoT.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a research team involving different levels of researchers (senior, junior, and students).
  • Excellent communication skills in English, basic German skills is a plus.

Scope of Work

  • Conduct pioneering and applied research with focus on computational and networking architectures for advanced IoT applications, in areas such as Edge computing; deterministic wireless and cellular networks; Edge-Cloud continuum orchestration; information-centric networking; Edge AI; B5G, SDN.
  • Support ongoing national and international research project development, including software development, scientific dissemination, technology transfer.
  • Participate in the supervision of students.
  • Support the development of advanced training activities, e.g., Webinars, seminars, scientific workshops, scientific conferences, summer schools.
  • Contribute to the overall IIoT strategy, and to the fortiss strategy.


  • Compensation according to the regulations of the collective wage agreement of the public service of the German states (TV-L 13)
  • A workplace in Munich-Schwabing, which is also very easy to reach by public transport.
  • Our culture is characterized by an international, diverse and multi-cultural environment promoting an intensive exchange of knowledge across different fortiss departments, and towards international partners.
  • Close cooperation and interaction with industrial and academic leaders in the IoT and AI international domain.
  • Possibility to collaborate in research and higher education through closely located universities and research institutes.
  • 30 days of holidays
  • Subsidies for transportation (MVV), sports, company pension scheme
  • Home-Office (1-2 days)
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development, such as coaching, individual training, further education opportunities.

Did we catch your interest?

Please submit your application with a motivational statement, a detailed CV, a current transcript of records, and a list of references that can be contacted (minimum 2 direct references). References to be contacted are a must.

Applicant Location Requirements

in  Munich (Germany).

About fortiss GmbH

fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems with headquarters in Munich. Our scientists collaborate on research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies in Bavaria, Germany and Europe. Our research is focused on state of the art methods, techniques and tools of software & systems engineering and their application to reliable, secure cyber-physical systems, such as the Internet of Things (IoT). fortiss has the legal structure of a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH). Its shareholders are the Free State of Bavaria (as majority shareholder) and the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research. 

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