Avionics Data Communication Engineer (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 Data Communication Engineer you will be part of the Avionics Team working on the VoloCity with a focus on data bus development and certification that run on a real urban air mobility solution. 

  • Development of the data bus (architecture, requirements, ICDs) of the aircraft 
  • Implementation of the data communication protocols based on the aerospace standards (e.g. ARINC 825) 
  • Planning and supporting the development assurance activities (e.g. requirements validation, verification procedures development and approval) 
  • Preparing and participation in the design reviews (PDR, CDR etc.), internally and with suppliers 
  • Generation of the compliance evidence for the certification 
  • Work closely with specialists in a multidisciplinary team 

Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in electrical computer science, telecommunications, aerospace engineering or similar 
  • Proven experience in safety-critical CAN bus applications, ideally ARINC 825 CAN bus, as well as certification for safety-critical applications
  • Knowledge of the full stack of the OSI model of the communication protocols such as ARINC 429, CAN/CAN FD, RS-485, Ethernet, FlexRay, TTP, SPI, UART 
  • Experience with the compliance demonstration for the EASA/FAA data bus certification objectives 
  • Good knowledge about requirements engineering with requirement management tools like Integrity or DOORS 
  • Thorough analytical skills and a structured approach 

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with optical data communication in aircraft applications is an advantage 
  • Experience with ARINC 664 (AFDX) networks is an advantage 
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in aerospace development 
  • Experience in working in EASA approved Design Organisation (Part21J) 
  • Detailed knowledge and practical expertise of ARP4754A, DO-178, DO-254 
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, 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.

Fasten your seat belt and take-off with an awesome team as we bring urban air mobility to life!


Avionics Data Communication Engineer (m/f/d)

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