Full-time

Senior Flight Test Engineer (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, 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 bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. 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 piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

You will be a member of our flight test team, planning, conducting and analyzing both manned and unmanned flight test campaigns. Tests will usually be conducted locally but may involve campaigns at remote locations from time to time. Your responsibility will be for both technical and management aspects adopting Volocopter Agile method.
In addition, you will work with senior colleagues to continue the build-up of the Flight Test Organization. 
Volocopter has an established Flight Test Organization as part of our EASA Part21J Design Organization Approval (DOA). 

  • Planning and coordinating Ground and Flight Test activities for electric aircraft development and certification purposes
  • Post flight assessment and troubleshooting including test data analyses and reports 
  • Working on engineering projects, the solution of which requires technological advances and related development 
  • Continuous evolution of the Flight Test Organization including procedures and handbooks 
  • Involving on eVTOL certification as Ground and Flight Test expert 
  • Involved as a Flight Test expert in the Database design for the management of flight test campaigns  
  • Providing technical guidance and training to FTEs 
Qualifications

Required

  • Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent technical education
  • 5 to 10 years of experience as FTE and experience as CVE Flight Test
  • Involved in at least 1 complete aircraft certification process 
  • Able to build up a Flight Test Organization
  • Proficient experience in monitoring real-time critical parameters (using telemetry) and in post-processing (Matlab or equivalent) 
  • Communicative team player in addition to organizational and implementation power  
  • Management & Leadership Skills 
  • Fluent in English Language 

Desired

  • Experience in rotorcraft flight testing and certification
  • ​​​​​​​Experience in generating and managing database (Oracle MySQL, Adobe FileMaker or equivalent) and in programming (Python or equivalent) 
  • Aircraft Pilot or Maintenance license 
  • Experience in remote piloting UAS, ideally multi-rotor 
  • Experience in Agile method
Additional Information

Our Offer:

  • Volocopter offers a fast-growing high-tech working environment with a supreme network of investors and partners.  
  • Working at Volocopter, you will have personal accountability, be able to grow, and have unique learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths. 
  • Volocopter offers flexible working time, short lines of communication, flat structures, and a great team spirit. Moreover, we offer an attractive salary package. 
  • Our offices in Bruchsal are offering an inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, comfortable networking areas, a rooftop terrace for evening BBQs and free meals and drinks. 
  • To build our excellent team wae welcome all qualified people regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. Our international team will be happy to welcome you and help you with your relocation where applicable.

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employee. 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.

Senior Flight Test Engineer (m/f/d)

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