Software Test Engineer - Aviation Connectivity (m/f/d)
Bruchsal, Germany

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis and other eVTOLs off the ground in a way that complements existing 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 carried out the first-ever piloted flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 1,500 public and private test flights across the world (www.volocopter.com). 

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:


  • You will understand and define the functions of the system 
  • You will develop and execute comprehensive test plans for avionic software in Connectivity & IoT, ensuring reliability and performance. 
  • You will implement and maintain automated testing frameworks using scripting languages, optimizing testing efficiency. 
  • You will conduct thorough testing to seamlessly integrate avionic software with embedded systems, addressing integration issues. 
  • You will validate and test connectivity features, ensuring robust communication and compatibility with IoT devices. 
  • You will report defects clearly and concisely, utilizing tracking tools to monitor and communicate issue statuses. 
  • You will create Software solutions from Low level requirement. 
  • You will identify bottlenecks in design and troubleshoot OS blockage. 
  • You will solve problems that arise in the role, using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 
  • You will influence decisions related to IoT solutions while considering the impact on their own work, sub-team, and department. 

Check in your professional skills:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field is required. A master's degree could be beneficial. 
  • 2 to 5 years of experience working in IoT and connectivity in avionics.
  • Experience with software development, embedded systems, and networking protocols is important. Contributions to projects and a deeper understanding of avionics systems are expected. 
  • Advanced skills in Python, C++, and Modern C++ 
  • High Knowledge of Linux OS 
  • Knowledge of ROS or ROS2 
  • Knowledge of Distributed System architecture 
  • Knowledge of Commercial and Industrial Messaging protocols (e.g., MQTT, DDS, Pub/sub mechanics) 
  • Solid Understanding of the full development life cycle of IoT products. 
  • Focused to solve Embedded Problem and OS 
  • Consolidated focus on communication layer in Avionic landscape. 
  • Basic Knowledge of the DO178c processes for safety critical analysis 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing requirements. 
  • Business fluent in English. German is a plus. 
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:  

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a superb network of investors and partners   
  • Chance to shape the future of aviation  
  • Help us to create groundbreaking new projects - from scratch!   
  • Personal accountability, as well as growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths  
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workspaces, flexible hours, quick decision-making, a flat hierarchy, positive leadership, great team spirit  
  • Attractive compensation package

Diversity at Volocopter:  

Our differences are what make us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on team level. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.

Software Test Engineer - Aviation Connectivity (m/f/d)