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fortiss offers the best conditions for your future

fortiss is the platform for talented beginners and experienced experts

Shape the future with us! We ask questions, analyze, design, and develop algorithms and software solutions for future challenges in companies. Our spectrum ranges from model-based development and cyber-physical systems, to neural networks and artificial intelligence, through to robotics and the Internet of things.

Working at fortiss means contributing your skills and ideas constructively and responsibly at a modern institution with flat hierarchies and short decision-making channels. Join our diverse teams of researchers with whom you will solve the complex problems of industries and companies.

[Translate to English:] fortiss Karriere

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Are you about to take your first step into professional life? Or would you like to take on responsibility, expand your expertise and contribute your personal share to the success of fortiss?

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fortiss researchers in focus

Mastering the demanding challenges of tomorrow together

Researchers from different cultures and disciplines work at fortiss. In this interview series, you will learn more about their everyday life as researchers and what they particularly like about working at a research institute.

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Offers for studies and doctorates

Practical Course

Practical Course

Digital Product Innovation and Development

This hands-on course is designed for students to experience the whole process of digital product innovation and development. Throughout the semester, students will collaborate in groups, each tasked with addressing one distinct industry challenge.

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[Translate to English:] Bachelor-/Master-Praktikum

Bachelor’s/master’s practical course

From sensors to driving functions - develop your own car

Apply for a bachelor and master practical course offered jointly by the research field Model-based Systems Engineering and the chair of Software & Systems Engineering at the TU Munich.

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Phd Life Program

PhD Life Program

Make the most of your PhD experience at fortiss

At fortiss, we are committed to support the next generation of researchers in software-intensive systems. As part of this commitment, we are proud to offer the PhD Life program — a dedicated initiative designed to support our internal PhD students and those aspiring to embark on a doctoral journey.

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Career @ fortiss

fortiss is about real problems in the real world. fortiss is excellent applied research with practical impact. fortiss is diverse, in terms of topics and people and we do always think big. fortiss is close to industry and addresses big challenges, far beyond what most chairs at a university can do. And to me, the great news is: fortiss manages to do and be all that!

Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner, Scientific director and spokesperson, fortiss

Your benefits at fortiss

If you are interested in working for fortiss, then you will find our range of benefits in the following overview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our human resources team!

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Application-oriented research is the focus at fortiss, because we pursue the goal of developing solutions to industrial, economic and social problems. Results are developed with practical partners and find their way directly into application.

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At fortiss, people from 30 nations work in national and international research projects on the complex challenges of the future. This is not only professionally enriching, but the employees also benefit personally from other cultural experiences.

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Would you like to do a doctorate or qualify as a professor? We work together with the Technical University of Munich (TUM). At the TUM Graduate School, you have the opportunity to enhance your personal and professional skills.

The integration of our new employees into the team and the entire company structure is very important to us. With comprehensive onboarding, we want to build trust, provide security and motivate you to perform at your best. We will support you with all open questions.

Promoting the strengths and potential of our employees is a central component of our corporate culture. That is why we offer individually tailored training and development opportunities. To this end, we make use of our close cooperation with the TU Munich as well as other external providers.

An attractive, modern working environment is a key success factor for a company. The nature of the workplace is very important. At fortiss, you will find an excellently designed and ultramodern working environment.

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At fortiss, you can work flexible from home in the home office. The scope of mobile work depends on the requirements of individual projects and is coordinated individually within the team.

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At fortiss, we offer you an occupational pension model as direct insurance, which is supported by a subsidy. You can individually arrange this with your contact person before taking out a policy.

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Whether full or part-time, returning to work or part-time parental leave, with us you can adjust your working hours to suit your individual needs in order to achieve a better work-life balance.

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fortiss offers 30 vacation days and the option of flexible worktime. In this way, we support a healthy balance between work and private life.

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As a public sector employer, you will receive a one-time special annual payment as additional remuneration at fortiss in accordance with the requirements of the TV-L.

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We actively care for the health of our employees! That is why everybody at fortiss has access to the health management system and the University Sports Center Munich (ZHS) at TU Munich.

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In order to promote team building among colleagues, we support internal events like Brezn Talks and Brezn Walks and create the opportunity to meet each other at seasonal festivities away from the daily work routine.

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You travel by public transport (ÖPNV)? Upon presentation of your monthly or annual ticket, you will receive a financial subsidy at fortiss.

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We offer our employees a wide range of attractive brand offers from various areas of life such as technology, travel, fashion, living, entertainment and more, which are valid online as well as in local stores.

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