Flight Controls System Engineer - Validation and Verification (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the gorund in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

You will join our currently 18 membered team of dynamic technical experts who are enthusiastic in the field of system engineering and flight control.

Your mission during this flight:

You are an expert in flight control systems and system engineering and are passionate about making a difference in the eVTOL aviation world. You have experience in requirements management including capture, validation and selection of means of compliance – all in accordance with ARP4754A. You are also knowledgeable on the safety of flight criteria definition and elaboration of the safety of flight declarations.

Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the coordination between the flight controls system engineering team and the system test team, defining the verification scope for each system test campaign, managing problem reports and open problem report justification. In addition, you manage a comprehensive requirement catalogue for the flight control system.

  • You will review and maintenance of flight controls validation and verification plan
  • Your tasks will include requirement management, requirement capture and formal validation
  • You will define the means of compliance with requirements
  • You will review and approve test procedures and test reports related to flight control integration tests
  • You will take care of the management of problem reports, including open problem reports justification according to AMC-189
  • You will ensure proper verification of problem reports using the test rigs, aircraft, or other test means 

Check in your professional skills:

  • Engineering degree (at least Bachelor of Science)
  • At least 3 years of professional experience with ARP4754A
  • Knowledge of other aviation standards and recommended practices (ARP4761, DO160)
  • Experience in requirements management
  • Experience in verification of complex embedded systems
  • Highly skilled and effective in technical writing and communicating with others
  • Proficiency with requirements management tools (DOORS, RV&S, or other) 

Preferred skills:

  • A structured way of working and a high sense of accountability
  • Goal-oriented, problem solver
  • Previous involvement with internal QA audits or EASA audits is a plus 4
  • Experience with model-based design validation and verification is a plus 
Additional Information

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners 
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient  communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.

Flight Controls System Engineer - Validation and Verification (m/f/d)

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