High Power Electronics 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 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:

You will be working on a broad set of electrical system components designing them mechanically and electrically and will challenge the status quo. With your knowledge and experience, you will be involved in the next generation propulsion power electronics and communication electronics.

  • Support and design drive electronics HW and SW development ranging from small adapter boards to highly intelligent hi-power motor drives
  • Design and work on battery management systems
  • Support and design high power electric propulsion for a new type of aircraft
  • Model, simulate and design the drive system from Battery towards ESC with its components
  • Allocate, derive and define technical requirements for electrical propulsion system and subsystem
  • Define, set up and manage necessary test benches in close work with the system engineers
  • Work closely together with the mechanical, aeromechanical and flight control system engineering
  • Challenge old designs, create new ones, from whiteboard drawing to production
  • Support in any test activities conducted by you and the team from lab tests to aircraft flight testing
  • Support the mechanical integration into the vehicle and work hands-on

Check in your professional skills:

  • BA, Master's Degree or PhD in electrical engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in electrical system development (e.g. aerospace, car and race industry,…)
  • Experience and passion beat academic degrees – show us what you have created
  • The idea of working on multiple different projects at the same time, while constantly interacting with mechanics and the software department does not scare you
  • Good knowledge of STM32 microcontrollers and digital electronics in general
  • Experience with (SMD) soldering is crucial
  • E-CAD (ideally Altium designer) is your daily finger-workout
  • In-depth knowledge in prototyping including hands-on mindset
  • Solid knowledge in electrical motor, power electronics, battery and network layout and design
  • Strong experience in the aerospace and/or drone industry
  • Advanced knowledge in test bench setup
  • Strong knowledge in PCB layout, design and manufacturing
  • Hands-on and creative attitude on electrical aircraft and its systems
  • You are driven and have a self-starter mentality
  • Very good in English (written and spoken), very good German language skills is a benefit
  • Enjoy a fast pace

Preferred skills:

  • You are used to work in a CAD environment (ideally SiemensNX)
  • FPGA experience is a strong bonus
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.

High Power Electronics Engineer - VoloConnect (m/f/d)

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