FBW System Engineer - Data Communications (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 mission during this flight:

As a FBW System Engineer you will join our currently 20 membered team of dynamic technical experts who are enthusiastic in the field of system engineering and flight control mechanisms. You will focus on data bus development and certification. 

  • You develop the data bus (architecture, requirements, ICDs) of the aircraft 
  • You develop specifications for new data communication protocols (hardware and software specifications)
  • You plan and assist with the development assurance activities (e.g. requirements validation, verification procedures development and approval)
  • You generate the compliance evidence for the certification
  • You are a system-level expert for coordination and alignment with various internal departments as well as certification authorities

Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in electrical computer science, telecommunications, aerospace engineering or similar
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in safety-critical bus applications, as well as certification for safety-critical applications 
  • Knowledge of the full stack of the OSI model of the communication protocols such as ARINC 429, CAN/CAN FD, RS-485, SPI, UART  4
  • Good knowledge about requirements engineering with requirement management tools like Integrity or DOORS

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with the compliance demonstration for the EASA/FAA data bus certification objectives
  • Experience with optical data communication in aircraft applications
  • Experience in validation and verification of flight control systems 
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.

FBW System Engineer - Data Communications (m/f/d)

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