Flight Control Development Engineer (m/f/d)

Munich, 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 Flight Control Development Engineer you design, implement and test control strategies and develop associated software running on our heavy lift utility VoloDrones which will make a breakthrough in the transportation industry. You drive the improvement and tuning of our control laws as well as their integration in the full system in tight interaction with our multi-disciplinary team.

  • Develop and implement software and algorithms for the VoloDrone flight control systems
  • Define software design and architecture
  • Assist in software verification efforts in accordance with applicable industry standards
  • Coordinate and execute testing of control laws
  • Assist in bench test and flight test activities

Check in your professional skills:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics or related
  • +3 years of experience on control design and integration for aerial vehicle and / or autonomous systems (industry or academia)
  • Excellent software development skills in C as well as in a scripting language (Python, MATLAB, …)
  • Experience with model-based design (e.g. Simulink)
  • Experience with digital communication standards (e.g. SPI, I²C, UART, CAN …) or aerospace standards (e.g. ARINC429, ARINC825)
  • A structured way of working paired with a high sense of accountability

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with RTOS, software configuration management tools, continuous integration and test coverage
  • Experience with robotics middleware (e.g. ROS)
  • Experience with qualification tools for MATLAB or Simulink
  • Experience in hardware integration
  • Experience in distributed systems development
  • Experience in UAV or aeronautics industry
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.

Flight Control Development Engineer (m/f/d)

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