Aircraft System 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 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:

As Aircraft System Engineer you will be responsible for all aircraft level inputs to reviews and milestones as SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, GTRR, and FRR on time and on quality. For this purpose, you manage proper baselining of requirements and coherence through all levels of specifications, drive aircraft requirement validation, and ensure proper processes implementation according to Design Handbook (DOH).

Main tasks:

  • To do Requirements Based Engineering (RBE), including requirement capture, decomposition of high-level requirements and their allocation to systems and items and requirement review, configuration (baseline) and traceability
  • To support Value Based Engineering (VBE) tasks and trade-offs to optimize aircraft performance
  • To manage grouping of high-level functions and development of high-level architecture
  • To manage and compile technical documentation as per the specification tree for aircraft certification deliverables, including a high-level functional interface control document
  • To collaborate and liaise with the Validation & Verification (V&V) manager in technical planning and execution of engineering activities through the V&V cycle
  • To develop, execute and maintain test plans, test specifications and procedures, including performing gap analysis of the test procedures against requirements
  • To carry out post-test activities including data acquisition, analysis of test results and investigation of problems and failures found during development and qualification testing
  • To actively participate in change control board to ensure correct impact assessment and implementation of changes
  • To support development of engineering processes, guidance and review checklists at various phases of design and development
  • To co-ordinate all system engineers’ activities and provide technical support in the definition and implementation of the activities
  • To ensure implementation of processes and methods according to Design Handbook defined by Volocopter GmbH as the Design Organization Approval (DOA)
  • To apply change request process (including potential limitations) and follow-up the continuous airworthiness and promote technical innovations.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in aviation (or related discipline)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of proven experience in system engineering for complex, high-reliability systems
  • Knowledge of SAE-ARP-4754A and SAE-ARP-4761A
  • Experience in the validation and verification of complex, high-reliability systems
  • Good understanding of all technical aspects related to aircraft systems and aircraft flight physics
  • Experience in requirements management tools (such as DOORS or Integrity)
  • Self-starter with the ability work both autonomously and as part of a team, hands-on attitude
  • Proficient with quality management and processes
  • Good writing and speaking skills in English, excellent communication, negotiation skills
  • Available to travel, if/as required.

Preferred skills:

  • Background in Safety and Dependability engineering
  • Experience in system architecture, CONOPs and/or modelling based systems engineering
  • Formal training regarding system engineering is a strong plus (e.g., INCOSE)
  • Experience with various systems engineering domains (e.g., Functional Engineering or Product Assurance)
  • Experience with Agile Scrum (SAFe).
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.


Aircraft System Engineer (m/f/d)

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