Line Manager - Software (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 a continuously growing company, we have transitioned into an agile work environment, which includes the implementation of the SAFe framework. To support our continuous improvement, we are searching for an experienced Line Manager with a strong background in software engineering to join our team.

Main tasks:

  • Disciplinary responsibility for up to 20 employees in the software group
  • Act as an Agile Evangelist to form self-empowered teams
  • Hire and onboard new employees
  • Identify gaps in the skillset of the teams and come up with solutions accordingly with the stakeholders
  • Support the team to create, align, and approve configuration plans, processes, and instructions with your expert knowledge
  • Identify personal development paths and plans for further development of the employees
  • Plan and oversee training in coordination with People & Organization
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in the team and listen closely to desires, complaints, and observations of each employee
  • Encourages knowledge sharing through building a software competent community 
  • Encourage the feedback culture
  • Identify and solve conflicts within the team

Check-in your professional skills:

  • You have a solid hands-on background in software development and/or architect in safety-critical environments
  • Track record in international AAA companies or later stage start-ups and knows how to build and manage top-notch (engineering) teams
  • You are a true people enthusiast, and you know the science behind managing people in a business
  • You have proven to manage smaller and bigger software groups successfully and are able to motivate teams to their fullest potential
  • Knowledge in software standards for aerospace DOA or similar industries is advantageous
  • You have a clear picture and methodology of leadership and management, and you know how to make fair and forward-thinking decisions
  • 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
  • You are able to communicate in English and one other language
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.

Line Manager - Software (m/f/d)

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