Automated Flight Engineer - VoloConnect (m/f/d)

Munich, Germany

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We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011, we performed the first-ever crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

You will be responsible for the automated flight function of the VoloConnect and developing this to the next level. Together with the experience and knowledge already in-house you will be adapting, designing and implementing new functions and technologies into a new type of aircraft. Your job will not only be on the desk but also fully hands on the equipment and on the aircraft.

  • Develop and validate through flight test of the autopilot/autoflight stack of a transitioning aircraft (VTOL-Vertical Take Off and Landing and Aeroplane). Take responsibility!
  • Develop working prototype of mission planning and control functions for automated flight with the focus of flight tests.
  • Support and advise test and flight test activities from subscale to full scale within your perimeter.
  • Hands-on with in-home developed Flight Control SW and HW.
  • Hands-on with mission control SW and HW.
  • Hands-on with communication between ground station and the embedded HW on the aircraft.
  • Develop embedded SW for automated flight using C/C++.
  • Sensor fusion using GNSS, IMU and other sensors.
  • Always focus on real flight tests using diverse types of aircrafts in our product family.
  • Close cooperation with the Flight Control SW and Flight Control Law Engineers.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Hands-On attitude, passion for making/seeing stuff work/move/fly.
  • Eager to test against nature, more than in simulations.
  • PhD, Master, or bachelor's degree in the field of Computer Sciences, Robotics, Control, Flight Control or similar. (However: real world experience and passion beats academic degrees).
  • Real-life and deep development experience in flight control, automated flight, mission planning, trajectory tracking, 3D position and velocity control.
  • Real life experience with PX4 (HW and SW) and relevant products.
  • Real-life and deep development experience with Qgroundcontrol and relevant products.
  • Excellent C and C++ knowledge.
  • Experience in Matlab/Simulink.
  • Record of Embedded SW development projects (providing open-source code is an asset).
  • Experience with make, GIT, Jenkins
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners 
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch 
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

Automated Flight Engineer - VoloConnect (m/f/d)

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