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Systems Engineer Avionics (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Description

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring sustainable urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 2,000 public and private test flights across the world (

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

As an Avionics System Engineer, you'll be part of the Avionics team working on the VoloCity with a focus on system development, integration, and verification activities.

Your mission during this flight:

  • Requirement management of the system/subsystem/equipment level requirements in the Avionics domain
  • Performing the requirements validation and support of the requirements verification activities
  • Addressing the problem reports and managing change requests for the allocated system
  • Preparing and performing the system and component design reviews (PDR, CDR etc.), internally and with suppliers
  • Supporting the development assurance activities (e.g. system audits with authorities for ARP 4754A compliance demonstration)
  • Supporting the generation of the compliance evidence for the certification (test plans, design reviews, analysis reports etc.)
  • Facilitating the integration activities of the newly developed and COTS equipment (e.g. review of the test procedures, environmental qualification gap analysis and others)
  • Work closely with specialists in a multidisciplinary team
  • Participate in communication with the certification authority


Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, communications engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in aerospace development
  • Experience in the Avionics functions and technology for the communication, navigation, surveillance, indication, crew alerting, data recording and others
  • Detailed knowledge and practical expertise of ARP4754A and DO-160
  • Knowledge of the certification deliverables for the Type Certificate programs in CS-25/23/29/27 programs
  • Proven track of requirements engineering with requirement management tools like Integrity or DOORS
  • Experience in working with suppliers for the "build to specification" development and COTS integration for aircraft systems
  • Thorough analytical skills and a structured approach
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with software and airborne electronic hardware standards DO-178 and DO-254
  • Experience in working in EASA approved Design Organization (Part21J) is preferable

Additional Information

Work mode: Ground (On-Site)

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.