GCS development working student (m/f/d)

Munich, Germany

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We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the gorund in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

You will be part of the development of our Ground Control Station (GCS), a key part of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for the uncrewed aircraft in our company, primarily focusing on the VoloDrone. As part of this role, you will support the following activities under the supervision of senior engineers and project managers:

  • You will contribute to the development and improvement of different displays, inceptors and connectivity modules for the GCS.
  • You will contribute to the integration and testing of various elements of the GCS, e.g. inceptors, displays, connectivity modules etc. in the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation environment.
  • You will contribute to the integration and testing of the GCS on our sub-scale & full-scale aircraft.
  • You will contribute to assimilation and analysis of test results and feedback from various stakeholders, e.g., Avionics, Flight Controls, Flight Test etc.
  • You will contribute to subsequent iterations and improvements of the GCS.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher in Aerospace, Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with building and/or flying small drones
  • Experience with data communication protocols, e.g., MAVlink, SBUS, EX-Bus etc.
  • Experience in CAD modeling
  • Experience in 3D printing to rapid-prototype solutions for quick integration
  • Experience with QGroundControl, Mission Planner or similar GCS applications
  • Basic programming skills to understand code written in C, C++ and/or Python
  • Willingness to learn new skills, work across teams, be accountable, take ownership and have a solution-oriented mindset

Preferred skills:

  • Remote piloting skills (EASA A1/A3 and/or A2 pilot certificate)
  • Intermediate skills in Embedded C
  • Experience in running and developing projects with X-Plane
Additional Information

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners 
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient  communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.

GCS development working student (m/f/d)

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