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Software Engineer - Flight Simulator (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:

You will be part of the Flight Simulator team under the Flight Science department and you will work directly with our Flight Science Engineers as well as our pilots. This role focuses heavily on the software engineering aspect of the simulator.

Your mission during this flight:

As our Flight Simulator Software Engineer, you develop and conduct tests in the Pilot in the Loop Simulator that support the development and certification process of our aircraft.

  • You develop tests to validate simulator requirements
  • You ensure that tests are traceable and validated
  • You develop and automate test programs
  • You are responsible for software updates and changes in the system
  • You identify and document test results and issues, including troubleshooting
  • You ensure all tests can be performed efficiently
  • You control the Pilot in the Loop Simulator configuration


Check in your professional skills:

  • You have software development knowledge (C/C++, Matlab and Simulink, python, software revision control)
  • You have 3+ years of professional experience with flight simulator software development
  • You have a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering or Software Engineering
  • You have proven experience in developing and executing tests in the past
  • You have experience with data communication protocols and standards (CAN BUS, A429, etc.)
  • You have experience with Unix/Linux OS

Bonus skills:

  • You have knowledge in general aircraft systems architecture types
  • You have experience with Requirements Engineering

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.