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Senior Power Electronics Engineer 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 have extensive experience in the design and development of power electronics, particularly for the application of controlling electrical machines. Embedded inside a multi-disciplinary team, you develop the power electronics and control algorithms that control the electric motors of the Volocopter.
YOUR TASKS
  • Design and development of the inverter for motor control of the Volocopter
  • Design of the control algorithms for the electric motor control
  • Responsible for specification and test of the inverter
  • Responsible for prototyping and industrialization of the power electronics from suppliers
  • Support to verification, validation and airworthiness certification processes
  • Ensuring design alignment with the electric motor and battery
  • Participate in flight-and laboratory test activities
REQUIREMENTS
  • Master/PhD Degree in Electronics, Electrical engineering, Mechatronics or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience in development of inverter incl. power electronics
  • Track record of successfully completed design projects
  • Good knowledge of power electronics and inverters for synchronous motors PMSM
  • Experience with relevant development tools (e.g. MatLab/Simulink, Spice, Altium)
  • Ideally, knowledge of electric motors for aircraft
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Team Player and organizational talent, flexibility and initiative
  • Good language skills in German and English
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