Join the b2venture community at one of our portfolio companies. See all open positions below.

Interested in working directly for b2venture? Learn more.

FBW System Engineer - Pilot Controls (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:

You are a Senior System engineer experienced in the development of complex systems and you are passionate about making a difference in eVTOL aviation. You have substantial experience in system architecture and requirements engineering and a profound knowledge of the verification and validation aspects in aviation, and in particular flight control system and pilot controls. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will coordinate between the various teams and systems to ensure a successful certification of the pilot control input concept of the Volocopter aircraft. You will shape the future of how pilots control an eVTOL aircraft.

  • You will support with requirements management at flight control level with a focus on pilot controls (including e.g. functional-, safety-, regulatory-, environmental-, human factors, and performance requirements)
  • You will provide system-level expert for coordination and alignment with various internal departments, flight testing but also certification authorities
  • You will support with the generation of tests (including safety), drawings, and design specifications
  • You will coordinate and manage an external supplier


Check in your professional skills:

  • Engineering degree (MSc or higher), preferably in aerospace engineering
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in systems engineering for complex systems (ideally aviation-related and in flight control system and pilot controls)
  • Knowledge of aviation standards and guidelines (DO-160, DO-178, and DO-254 in line with the ARP4754A, ARP4761)
  • Knowledge of certification processes (Part 21) and requirements under EASA (CS-23, CS-25, CS-27, CS-29, ideally SC-VTOL).
  • Highly skilled and effective in technical writing and communicating with others
  • You have worked in V-Cycle and agile/scrum environments and have an awareness of the methodologies and used tools (e.g. Jira, SAFe)
  • Experience with systems engineering tools (e.g. DOORS, SysML, etc.)
  • Ideally theoretical knowledge about flight testing, flight physics or electrical systems
  • A structured way of working and a high sense of reliability and accountability

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.