Autonomous Flight Control Engineer VoloDrone (m/f/d)

  • Friedrichshafener Str. 3, 82205 Gilching, Germany
  • Full-time
  • Job Location: Munich

Company Description

Our Munich based Volocopter VoloDrone team is developing an unmanned, fully electric, heavy-lift utility drone capable of carrying a payload of up to 200 kg (440 lbs). Our VoloDrone can serve a great variety of purposes from transporting boxes, to liquids, to equipment and beyond. Anywhere ground transportation means are challenged by difficult accessibility, it may help by adding the air delivery dimension. ( Next to our core business of Urban Air Mobility, the technological platform of the Volocopter can bring value to a variety of additional applications in the logistics, agriculture, infrastructure, and public services spaces. Volocopter is the pioneer in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. (

Job Description

Your Tasks:

  • Devise the strategy, architecture and algorithms to enable the VoloDrone autonomy roadmap
  • Design and develop the autonomy solution building blocks 
  • Implement, simulate and test in a rapid development fashion 
  • Supervise UAV systems engineering for hardware and software components related to autonomy (prototype and scaled model)
  • Work “Hands On” and test “in the field” the autonomy functions


  • You have a MSc or PhD in Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Science, Aerospace or equivalent
  • You have 3 years of proven experience, in industry or academia, of developing, implementing and testing algorithms in one of the following domains: decision making, motion planning, SLAM, data fusion and navigation
  • Experience on UAV flight control development, navigation solutions or sensors is a plus 
  • Experience with certified hardware and software is a plus
  • You are a communicative team player and have organizational and implementation power
  • You have a responsible, initiative and solution-oriented way of working


Additional Information

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
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Small dedicated project team with end to end responsibilities.
  • Direct Reporting to the Chief Engineer VoloDrone

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