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(Senior) Battery Management System 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 mission during this flight:

As Battery Management System Engineer, working on our various Aircraft projects, you will be responsible for developing the battery electronics used for the next generation urban air mobility solutions. You will design, implement, and test software and hardware that will literally take off in front of you. You will not just sit at your desk, but also work fully hands-on with the actual aircraft in the hangar.

  • You will simulate, design, implement and test battery management systems for our next generation of aircrafts
  • You will develop algorithm and optimize it for working together with other systems e.g. flight control
  • You will develop safety related algorithms
  • You will debug and measure on prototype hardware
  • You will work closely together with the mechanical, aeromechanical and flight control system engineering teams
  • You will challenge old designs, create new ones, from whiteboard drawing to production
  • You will coordinate external suppliers and external/internal technical resources
  • You will support in any test activities conducted by you and the team from lab tests to aircraft flight testing
  • You will support the mechanical integration into the vehicle and work hands-on


Check in your professional skills:

  • B.Eng, M.Sc, Ph.D. or similar degree in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in the development of battery management systems
  • Experience and passion beat academic degrees – show us what you have created
  • Strong analytical skills and technical know-how especially in the field of battery, motor control and power electronics (hardware, software)
  • Good knowledge of STM32 microcontrollers and digital electronics in general
  • Experience in Embedded C
  • Experience with digital communication standards (e.g. SPI, I²C, UART, CAN …)
  • Experience with Matlab and Simulink
  • Experience in Schematic Design preferrable with Altium Designer
  • Experience in testing, debugging and verification of prototypes
  • Team player, confident in technical discussions, ability to organize and “get things done”
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team, hands-on attitude.
  • Fluent in English (German is a plus)

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with PCB design is a strong Bonus.

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.