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Flight Control Laws Engineer (m/f/d)



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 mission during this flight:

As a Flight Control Laws Engineer you will develop and tune the control algorithms and model-based software that runs on a real urban air mobility solution. You will design and implement safety-critical models and develop the software that controls and stabilizes our aircraft.

You are a Flight Control Laws Engineer well versed in the Model-Based Design (MBD) processes (modeling, requirements tracing, code generation, validation, verification, and testing). In addition, you are experienced in software development along the V-model and are therefore familiar with standards such as RTCA/DO-178C and DO-331. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you support the development process of the Flight Control Laws of the VoloCity.

  • You will design, document, and validate Flight Control Law algorithms using the MBD workflow. This includes: Modeling in Simulink, requirements tracing, code generation, validation, verification, and testing of the control software.
  • You will trace requirements, generate code, validate, verify and test the control software. You will interface with the software development team for integration of the Control Laws with other software components.
  • You will support development and maintenance of our MBD toolchain which follows Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) approach.


Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering or similar
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in software development with MBD
  • Excellent knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink
  • Experience with MathWorks Simulink MBD workflow/toolchain (e.g. Simulink Requirements, Simulink Test, Simulink Code Generation & Inspection, …)
  • Background in aviation software standards (RTCA/DO-178C and DO-331)
  • Experience with scripted CI/CD workflows is a plus
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with Control Systems Engineering, ideally for Flight Control
  • Software design experience and documentation, knowledge of C is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of legal basis for certification (SC-VTOL, CS23/25/27/29)

Additional Information

Work mode:

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.