Embedded Software Engineer - VoloConnect (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 bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. 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 piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

As an Embedded Software Engineer working on the VoloConnect project, you will be responsible for providing reliable software that runs on a real urban air mobility solution – the VoloConnect. You will design, implement, and test safe software that will literally take off in front of you. You will not just sit at your desk, but also work fully hands-on with the avionic equipment and with the actual aircraft in the hangar.

Your mission during this flight:

  • Take responsibility to deliver working software within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Develop the embedded software powering the VoloConnect; most importantly the flight control software, but also the software running on all its supporting systems, such as battery controllers or the motor controllers.
  • Design, implement, and maintain means for testing the correctness, performance, and safety of your software.
  • Work closely with domain experts, such as control law engineers, to ensure smooth integration of multiple software parts.
  • Support, question, and potentially improve the system design that the embedded software is part of.
  • Focus on always having a flying aircraft, quickly solving emerging problems in a pragmatic, robust manner.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Hands-on attitude, passion for making and seeing stuff work/move/fly.
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented, and willing to step out of your usual role to achieve a common goal.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the development of real-time embedded software.
  • Expert software development skills in the C programming language are a must.
  • Experience with software development tooling, such as version control tools (ideal git), build systems, and debuggers.
  • Experience with digital communication bus standards (e.g., CAN, SPI, I²C, UART, …).
  • Structured way of working, attention to detail, high sense of responsibility, and accountability.
  •  In-person availability in or near Munich with the ability to support flight testing extensively.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with other programming languages (e.g., Python, C++, Rust) is a plus.
  • Experience with software engineering best practices, such as continuous integration systems (e.g., Jenkins), and software testing methodologies.
  • Experience with distributed systems.
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!

Embedded Software Engineer - VoloConnect (m/f/d)

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