Shape your future with us!

The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT offers positions with responsibility and scope for design in scientific, technical and administrative domains. At the moment we especially are looking for creative engineers, developers and programmers.

Career at Fraunhofer IDMT in Ilmenau

Current job offers as well as interesting information about the Fraunhofer IDMT in Ilmenau.

Career at Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg

Current job offers as well as interesting information about Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg.

Student Research

If you write your thesis with us, you will work on exciting projects and gain an insight into application- and industry-oriented research.

Good reasons to work at Fraunhofer IDMT.

Working at Fraunhofer IDMT is like becoming part of a big family. Team spirit and close collaboration within our institute, in the Fraunhofer community, but also with many research institutions and industrial companies locally, in Germany and around the world is what sets us apart. Become part of our Fraunhofer IDMT family, shape your career path together with us, be innovative and creative!

Independent work

Independent work and flat hierarchies promote creative research. At Fraunhofer IDMT, you therefore get a lot of creative freedom for your work. 

Work in an international environment

We are colorful and diverse. Colleagues and students from more than 16 nations work at Fraunhofer IDMT and we are partners in international research projects.

Career partner

We support our employees on their career path with tailored qualification and further training offers and individual career mentoring. These can be internal careers on the one hand, but also stepping stone careers in business and science on the other. Due to the close university cooperation, you can pursue a doctorate at Fraunhofer IDMT and at the same time actively participate in project work.

Equal opportunities


In order to attract women even more strongly to scientific activities and management functions, our institute offers suitable career programs, such as Fraunhofer Talenta. In addition, we ensure equal participation of women and men in committees and networks.

Reconciliation of private and professional life 


We offer our employees and students family-friendly working hours (flexitime, part-time) and the option of mobile working. To provide additional support for our parents, we provide free digital childcare services with voiio and enable emergency parental care in our co-child offices. In addition, we help arrange childcare places and support active fatherhood.

Promoting young talent


We offer all STEM-interested children and young people the opportunity to get a taste of research with us. We have been organizing our Fraunhofer Talent School Ilmenau with heart and soul for more than ten years. Two years ago, we founded the Open Roberta Coding Hub Ilmenau together with the TU Ilmenau and research partners to get children and young people excited about programming. We regularly organize a Girls'Day especially for girls interested in science. In the context of school internships, pupils get a taste of research work and students find exciting topics and the necessary support for their theses and dissertations at our institute.

Popular employer


Fraunhofer is one of the most popular employers in Germany. In surveys of students, graduates and experienced professionals, Fraunhofer repeatedly occupies top positions.