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Hardware Engineer BMS (m/f/d)



Other Engineering
Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 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

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Battery Management Hardware Developer to join our team. As a Battery Management Hardware Developer, you will play a vital role in the development of advanced battery management systems for cutting-edge aircraft, working closely with multidisciplinary teams to design and integrate hardware components for efficient and reliable battery management.

Your mission during this flight:

  • Collaborate with colleagues from various disciplines to evaluate requirements, design descriptions, functions, and more at both the system and component levels, ensuring they meet the specific needs of battery management systems.

  • Work closely with systems and aircraft level teams to ensure consistency and completeness in the development of battery management hardware across the entire project.

  • Manage the internal hardware development process, including requirements management, component design, and milestone deliverables.

  • Take ownership of component design description documents, interface control documents, and related hardware documentation.

  • Review supplier documents, such as requirement specifications and design description documents, ensuring compliance with battery management system requirements.

  • Specify and support the validation and verification activities of battery management hardware components according to industry standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in system level and component level milestones, such as PDR, CDR, and TRR, providing expertise and support.

  • Collaborate with external regulatory bodies, such as EASA, during formal audits and exchanges related to battery management hardware development.


Check in your professional skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Strong knowledge and practical experience in hardware development for battery management systems, with a focus on aviation industry standards and practices.

  • Proficiency in electronics design, including circuit design, schematic capture, and PCB layout for battery management hardware.

  • Familiarity with battery technologies, including HV and Li-ion batteries, and associated safety requirements.

  • Experience with hardware development processes and methodologies, including requirements management, testing, and verification.

  • Proficiency in using tools and software for electronics design and simulation (e.g., Altium Designer, SPICE).

  • Excellent team player with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.

  • Fluent in English.

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.