FBW System 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:

You are a Fly-by-Wire System Engineer experienced in the development of complex systems and components and you are passionate about making a difference in eVTOL aviation. You have substantial experience in system architecture and requirements engineering and profound knowledge of the validation and verification aspects of aviation.

You will work within a multi-disciplinary team and coordinate between the various teams and systems to ensure successful certification.

  • You capture, manage and validate requirements for flight controls (ATA27) with a focus on electronic components, oversee the verification at the component level
  • You are responsible for the supplier management of one or multiple electronic components
  • You ensure integration between the different components of the flight control system
  • You perform trade-off studies involving analysis of electronic circuits 

Check-in your professional skills:

  • Engineering degree (minimum Bachelor of Science)
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in systems engineering for complex systems and/or components (preferably aviation-related)
  • Knowledge of aviation regulations and standards, particularly ARP-4754, RTCA DO-160 (Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment) and RTCA DO-254 (Design Assurance Guidance For Airborne Electronic Hardware)
  • Experience with avionics data busses, e.g., ARINC 429, RS-485, RS-422 and ARINC 825 (CAN)
  • Highly skilled and effective in technical writing and communicating with others
  • Proficiency with systems engineering tools (e.g. DOORS, SysML, etc.)

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with glass and/or plastic optical fibre
  • Experience in monitors development in complex flight control systems (ARP6539)
  • Theoretical knowledge about flight physics or electrical systems
  • Experience with supplier management 
Additional Information

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.

FBW System Engineer (m/f/d)

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