(Senior) Battery Expert (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:

Our batteries are a key component to making the Volocopter fly safely. With your specific experience in integrating batteries, you contribute directly to the constant improvement of this unique, safe and simple flight experience. As an integral part of our battery system development team, you support in driving the technical development of this system. But most importantly, you will provide technical expertise for all battery related topics.

  • Drive the development of battery concepts on the pack and system level and provide guidance for the detailed design and production of these battery systems
  • Provide expert assessment and troubleshooting during battery development, testing and operation
  • Review and approve development work & technical documentation such as design description documents, test results, and others
  • Represent Volocopter externally in regards of battery technical topics

Check in your professional skills:

  • Master in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering
  • At least 5 (more for senior) years strong relevant experience in the development of Li-Ion battery systems including simulation and testing for different applications and industries
  • Experience in the production of Li-Ion battery systems
  • Solid understanding of electrical (HV DC, sensing/electronics/embedded systems, electrical modeling and simulation, wiring & connectors) and mechanical engineering (welding, shocks/vibrations, metal, plastic and composite material science, FEM and CFD simulation, thermodynamics) topics
  • Understanding of electrochemistry and relevant battery materials and cell technologies & market overview of cells and electrical/mechanical battery components

Preferred skills:

  • PhD in electrical, mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • Knowledge on Agile methodology
  • Convincing, methodical, visionary, taking decisions and responsibility, transparent
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.

(Senior) Battery Expert (m/f/d)

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