Flight Control Law Engineer (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the gorund in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

As a Flight Control Law Engineer you will develop and tune the control algorithms and model-based software that runs on a real urban air mobility solution. You will design and implement safety-critical models and develop the software that controls and stabilizes our aircraft. 

Main Tasks:
- Your main task will be the design, documentation, and validation of flight control law algorithms using the MBD workflow. This includes: Modeling in Simulink, requirements tracing, code generation, validation, verification, and testing of the control software

- You will be the deputy responsible for the backup flight control laws. As such, you will ensure safety of developed components and functions of the FCC. 

- You will release documents as official DE inside the team as well as support with the compliance and correction of the documents as assigned CVE. 

- You will be in charge to coordinate with the FCS System Engineers to ensure that the Back-Up Control Laws are correctly integrated in the system.

- Support the team with SoF (safety of flight).

- You will define test requests for our simulator test benches and flight test to verify the control logics and be part of the test execution 

- You will support the adjustment of the parameterization of the Flight Control Laws to ensure that the performance and robustness requirements are met 

- Coordinate with the other System Engineers to ensure that the Flight Control Laws are correctly integrated in the system 


Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Control Engineering, Flight Mechanics, Mathematics, or similar 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in control law design with MBD 
  • Strong background in multicopter flight mechanics and model-based control law design 
  • Excellent knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink 
  • Experience with MathWorks Simulink MBD workflow/toolchain (e.g. Simulink Requirements, Simulink Test, Simulink Code Generation & Inspection, …) 
  • Experience with scripted CI/CD workflows is a plus 
  • Experience with aviation development standards (SAE/ARP4754A, RTCA/DO-178C and DO-331) is a plus 
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability 

Preferred skills:

  • Control engineering background (Flight Control Law design/review) 
  • Software design experience + documentation 
  • Modelling of dynamical systems and their simulation 
  • Basic knowledge of legal basis for certification (SC-VTOL, CS23/25/27/29) 
Additional Information

Work mode: Ground (On Site)

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners 
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient  communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.

Flight Control Law Engineer (m/f/d)

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