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Job-ID: MER0003AD9

Mercedes-Benz is pioneering the future of the automotive sector!

At Mercedes-Benz Cars Research and Development (R&D), we are crafting the future generations of automobiles. Central to our efforts is the advancement of the Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MBOS), a software-defined architecture that empowers us to reimagine vehicles from scratch. Our work is defined by sustainability, unparalleled quality, and energy efficiency. Achieving excellence in software development is our standard. We place a significant emphasis on prototypical development, whether in assessing new technologies or exploring the usability of open-source solutions.


In the rapidly evolving automotive landscape, the shift towards electric and autonomous vehicles, coupled with the increasing complexity of electronics, underscores the need for innovative testing methodologies. Distributed testing, as a concept, offers a scalable solution by allowing for the remote, simultaneous testing of physical and virtual systems across various locations, enhancing efficiency, and reducing development costs.

Join our pioneering project and be involved in the following tasks:

  • Reviewing cutting-edge technology and research to identify academic gaps and opportunities for innovation
  • Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of synchronous and asynchronous communication paradigms in distributed systems and automotive networking
  • Analyzing and comparing the performance of various architectures across different test scenarios
  • Developing and validating new testing frameworks with both simulations and hardware prototypes

The final thesis topic shall be established in consultation with our team, the academic supervisor, and the candidate, to ensure alignment with the academic aspirations and objectives of the project.

  • Advanced studies in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Automotive Software Engineering or a related discipline with strong IT knowhow
  • Solid academic record with notable university entrance qualifications
  • Prior experience in programming and knowledge of automotive networks will be considered beneficial
  • Demonstrated commitment with the capacity to collaborate effectively within a team as well as autonomously
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English at a working level; proficiency in German is advantageous

Additional information:

It doesn’t work completely without formalities. When sending your online application, please attach your CV, certificate of enrollment, current performance record, relevant certificates (max. 5 MB) and mark your application documents as “relevant for this application” in the online form.

Please find the criteria of employment “here”.

Citizens of countries outside the European Trade Union please send, if applicable, your residence / work permit.

We particularly welcome online applications from candidates with disabilities or similar impairments in direct response to this job advertisement. If you have any questions, you can contact the local disability officer once you have submitted your application form, who will gladly assist you in the onward application process:

Please understand that we no longer accept paper applications and that there is no right to get your documents returned.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact HR Services by e-mail at or by phone: 0711/17-99000 (Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).

  • Meal-Discounts
  • Mobile Phone possible
  • Discounts for employees possible
  • Annual profit share possible
  • Events for employees
  • Coaching
  • Flexitime possible
  • Hybrid Work possible
  • Health Benefits
  • Company Retirement
  • Mobility offers
  • Barrier-free workplace
  • Good public transport
  • Parking
  • Near-site Childcare
  • Inhouse Doctor
  • Canteen, Café