People Manager - Software / System Engineering Team (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 People Manager, your main mission to be the point of contact between our team (Software or System Engineer) and our leadership team. You are responsible for managing our team of about 20 engineers and your mission is to mentor, coach, and develop them. You are the go-to person for the professional and personal development of our team members as well as the go-to person for identifying and recruiting the right talent for our team. 

Your main tasks: 

  • Disciplinary responsibility for up to 20 employees in either our software or system engineer group 
  • Interview and hire the right talent for our team in close collaboration with our Talent Acquisition Team 
  • Onboarding our new team members to equip them with the skills and tools to succeed  
  • Train, mentor, coach our team members in close collaboration with our Learning & Development Team 
  • Evaluate individual performance and Identify personal development paths and plans for further development of our employees 
  • Identify gaps in the skillset of the teams and come up with solutions accordingly with the stakeholders
  • Actively listen and demonstrate a genuine interest in the team, listen closely to the feedback, concerns, and observations of our employees 
  • Identify and solve conflicts within the team 
  • Encourage a healthy and constructive feedback culture 
  • Encourage teamwork and knowledge sharing through building a software competent community  
  • Act as an Agile Evangelist to form self-empowered teams 

Check-in your professional skills:

  • You have experience managing and mentoring a multicultural team of 10-20 team members  
  • You have experience interviewing and hiring for your team 
  • You have experience coaching, mentoring, and developing team members  
  • You are a true people enthusiast. You are an open-minded, inclusive, servant leader and you know the science behind managing a highly multicultural and diverse team 
  • You have solid hands-on background in software development or system engineering in safety-critical environments 

Preferred skills 

  • You have experience managing smaller and bigger groups  successfully and can motivate teams to their fullest potential 
  • You have an awareness of software standards for aerospace (DOA) or similar industries  
  • You are eager to learn every day; therefore, you are up to date with the latest research on management and leadership 
  • You are 100% familiar with organizational theories as well as with individual psychology and entrepreneurial decisions 
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.

People Manager - Software / System Engineering Team (m/f/d)

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