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Engineer for Autonomous Flight Systems at Volocopter
Bruchsal, DE
ABOUT US
We at Volocopter are building the world’s first manned fully electric and safe air taxis. With the Volocopter we will redefine the way people move in cities and make humanity’s dream of personal flight come true. As pioneers in this field, we wrote aviation history in 2011 with the first ever manned flight of a multicopter. This feat was followed by milestones like the first license and the worldwide first autonomous flight in a mega city (www.volocopter.com).
YOUR ROLE
You are an engineer who has built up a track record of successful autonomous technology projects (e.g. ADAS), and you are familiar with the typical technology bricks (lidar, radar, camera). You are determined to push the boundaries regarding autonomous systems and have a clear vision how this can be achieved. Within a multi-disciplinary team you will develop the systems and technology that enable the Volocopter to fly autonomously through a complex urban air space.
YOUR TASKS
  • Development and prototyping of the basic technology and systems for autonomous flight
  • Flight test demonstration of autonomous concepts on Volocopter and/or smaller drone
  • Exploring the market for enabling technologies, participation in conferences
  • Identifying possible cooperation partners
  • Close cooperation with software and electronics engineers
REQUIREMENTS
  • Master/PhD degree in Computer Science, Aerospace or similar
  • Track record of successfully completed autonomy projects (e.g. ADAS)
  • Self-motivated to push the technological boundaries regarding autonomous flight
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant sensor technology (lidar, radar, camera, IR, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant technology areas (e.g. computer vision, deep learning, probabilistic environment representation, etc.)
  • Excellent software development skills in C
  • Ideally knowledge of functional safety
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability
OUR OFFER
  • Fast growing high tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • Personal responsibility, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • Inspiring working environment with modern work spaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Competitive salary package