Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS
The Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) is located in Berlin-Charlottenburg and offers R&D services for the development of seamless, personalisable communication systems. With our clients, we work through all stages of the innovation process - from the initial idea, through research and development in projects, to prototype development, implementation and pilot operation.
For our projects in the areas of digital administration, collaborative, and public IT, we are looking for team-oriented researchers (m/w/d) who want to progress the digitalisation and modernisation of governments and public administrations. We offer you an exciting opportunity to work on innovative web applications for data management.
Principle Researcher (m/w/d) to lead IT based digitalisation projects in an agile environment
We are an interdisciplinary team, helping governments and public administrations to solve some of their biggest challenges in IT and data. You can expect to work on projects that are practically relevant for our clients, address often publicly debated policy issues and add value to society at large. As a team, we offer you a professional and collaborative research environment where you can bring in your own research ideas and set your own priorities. We work in an agile framework, allowing us to reconcile the delivery of client projects with flexible working hours.
End-to-end management of (sub-)national and international IT research and consulting projects for the digital transformation of governments and public administrations.
Leading the development of technical solutions for data platforms, open data, big data and smart cities.
Supporting the conception and implementation of functional architectures and/or software architectures.
Contributing to the preparation of scientific studies in the subject areas of public IT, smart cities, digital government .
In our projects you will acquire or expand your knowledge in one or more of the following topics:
Knowledge in the area of digital government or in the digitalisation of public administration
Degree (Master’s or Diploma) in computer science, mathematics, physics, business informatics, administrative informatics, or a related area.
Experience in leading complex IT projects in a multi-project and multi-stakeholder environment.
Ability to communicate and translate technical topics to various audiences, particularly to (internal) developer colleagues, clients, and other non-technical audiences.
Good knowledge of software architecture designs
A creative, collaborative self-starter.
Good analytical and conceptual thinking paired with a structured way of getting things done.
Very good knowledge of German and English.
Knowledge in some of the following areas is advantageous, but not mandatory:
MicroServices and their provision via containers.
Container platforms, e.g. OpenShift, AWS.
Open Data, Semantic Web, Linked Data.
Space for both independent work and creative co-design with colleagues and partners.
An open, collaborative and interdisciplinary team.
A modern working environment with up-to-date equipment.
Ongoing personal and professional development, among other things through a wide range of professional training offers.
Flexibility to work part time and/or remotely.
Support in reconciling family and work, e.g. through an on-site co-child office and specific offers from our service partners PME Familienservice and Voiio.
Company pension scheme (VBL).
The weekly working time is 39 hours.
This is a fixed-term contract with a duration of two years.
We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future.