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Senior Flight Control Laws Engineer (m/f/d)



Munich, 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:

We are a growing team working on flight control systems for the next generation aircraft of Volocopter. You will be reporting to the head of flight control and navigation while your future crew consists of motivated people aiming to contribute to the future of flight control systems.

Your mission during this flight:

As Senior Flight Control Laws Engineer working on the next generation aircraft of Volocopter, you will be responsible for developing and deploying flight control laws. You will coordinate design, implementation, and testing of control laws that will literally take off in front of you. You will not just sit at your desk, but also get the chance to witness the actual aircraft and flights.

Job Description

  • You will design and implement flight control law algorithms using the model-based design workflow
  • You will validate, verify, test and document flight control laws
  • You will take technical ownership of flight control/estimation subsystems
  • You will support the development of SiL, MiL, PiL and HiL testing platforms
  • You will support the development and maintenance of our MBD toolchain which follows the continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) approach


Check in your professional skills:

  • PhD + 3 years of experience OR 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent understanding of control theory and flight mechanics
  • Practical experience of developing flight control laws for a fixed wing aircraft
  • Proficient in C, Matlab, Simulink programming languages
  • Hands-on attitude, passion for making and seeing stuff work/move/fly
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to take ownership of the task and guiding others
  • Good understanding of signal filtering techniques and state-estimation techniques.

Preferred skills

  • Experience with other programming languages (e.g. Python, C++) is a plus
  • Experience with software engineering best practices, such as continuous integration systems (e.g. Git, Jenkins, etc.) and software testing methodologies
  • Structured way of working, attention to detail, high sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Familiarity with DO178C or similar aviation development standards such as ARP4754 is a plus
  • In-person availability in or near Munich with the flexibility to support flight testing

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.