Avionics Expert



Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis and other eVTOLs off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable, on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever piloted flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 1,500 public and private test flights across the world (www. volocopter.com).

Your mission during this flight:

You are an avionics system expert with proven record of certifying airplanes or helicopters, and you are passionate about making a difference in eVTOL aviation. Requirements management, system design as well as change and problem reporting processes are tasks you are perfectly familiar with. You have experience in planning and producing certification evidence and communicate and align with certification authorities. Within a highly motivated and skilled team, you will ensure that system development, integration, and verification activities are performed in cost, time, and quality. You will shape the future of how pilots control an eVTOL aircraft.

  • Performing requirement management of the system/subsystem/component level requirements in the Avionics domain
  • Performing the requirements validation and support of the requirements verification activities
  • Addressing the problem reports and managing change requests for the allocated system
  • Preparing and performing the system and component design reviews (PDR, CDR etc.), internally and with suppliers
  • Supporting the development assurance activities (e.g. system audits with authorities for ARP 4754A compliance demonstration)
  • Supporting the generation of the compliance evidence for the certification (test plans, design reviews, analysis reports etc.)
  • Participating in communication with the certification authority
  • Facilitating the integration activities of the newly developed and COTS equipment (e.g. review of the test procedures, environmental qualification gap analysis and others)
  • Reviewing and approving test procedures and test reports related to Avionics integration tests
  • Ensuring proper verification of problem reports using the test rigs, aircraft, or other test means
  • Required skills

  • MSc, PhD or equivalent degree in engineering aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, communications engineering or similar work experience
  • Minimum 10 years experience with aircraft (avionics) system design with sound experience in aircraft certification (CS-23, CS-25, CS-27, CS-29 domains)
  • Experience in working in EASA approved Design Organization (Part21J)
  • Experience in the Avionics functions and technology for the communication, navigation, surveillance, indication, crew alerting, data recording and others
  • Proven track of requirements engineering with requirement management tools like Integrity or DOORS
  • Experience in working with suppliers for the "build to specification" development and COTS integration for aircraft systems
  • Detailed knowledge and practical expertise of ARP4754A and DO-160
  • Very good English language skills (written & spoken)
  • Preferred skills

  • Experience with software and airborne electronic hardware standards DO-178 and DO-254
  • Expertise in CS-ACNS and SC-VTOL
  • Knowledge and practical expertise of ARP4761
  • Expertise in Human Factors standards
  • 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 make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunities, trust, and ensure all employees feel heard. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts with each of us. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

    Job details


    Avionics Expert






    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 08, 2023

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    About the employer

    We are mobility’s new dimension. What do we offer? A way to skip those traffic jams and get to your destination with time to spare. As the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), we will be launching the world’s first-ever eVTOL suite of services, replete with our signature passenger air taxis, heavy-lift cargo drones, and its very own ecosystem. As far as we’re concerned, the sky really is the only limit!

    We always like to take things a step – or many steps – further. For instance, we’ve known ever since we built our very first prototype that it would be a game changer. And by consistently designing and producing our all-electric VoloCity air taxis and VoloDrones and the eVTOL ecosystem to match, we are poised to change mobility as we know it. And we’ll make every leg of your journey sustainable, too. Get ready for a new kind of urban lifestyle!


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