Flight Control System Design Engineer (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 (

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

As System Design Engineer you be in charge of the design of our Flight Control System running on Heavy Lift Utility Drones which will make a breakthrough in the transportation industry – the VoloDrones. You will design, implement, verify and integrate the FCS allowing deployment of our VoloDrones all over the world.

You are a design engineer experienced in the development of aviation grade flight control systems. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you participate in the system requirements definitions, the hardware architecture definition, the supplier evaluation and system verification leading to the system integration in our aircrafts.

  • Develop advanced technical concepts at flight control system level
  • Create high-level systems specifications and requirements in coordination and alignment with various internal departments
  • Design the hardware and interface of the FCS
  • Participate in the development, validation and integration of the FCS
  • Coordinate and manage external suppliers involved in components of the FCS
  • Assist in bench test and flight test activities

Check in your professional skills:

  • MSc or Ph.D. degree Aerospace Engineering, Robotics or related
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in system engineering for complex, high-reliability systems (preferably aviation-related)
  • Understanding of the verification and validation aspects in aviation
  • Experience with digital communication standards (e.g. SPI, I²C, UART, CAN …) or aerospace standards (e.g. ARINC429, ARINC825)
  • Experience in control law development and implementation for small UAVs Team player with a pioneering spirit
  • Self-starter with the ability work both autonomously and as part of a team, hands-on attitude
  • Fluent in English (German is a plus)

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in system integration in an aircraft/helicopter or on small UAV
  • Experience working with ARP4754A, DO-254, DO-178 and DO-160
  • Experience in PCB design and manufacturing is plus
  • Development experience in MATLAB/Simulink
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.

Flight Control System Design Engineer (m/f/d)

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