We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that
take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We are bringing urban air mobility to
life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to
current transportation options in megacities worldwide. Our aim is to offer
affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them
safely to their destination. In 2011, we performed the first-ever crewed
flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous
public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www. volocopter.com).
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Power Electronics Engineer to
join our team. As a Power Electronics Engineer, you will play a crucial role
in the development of advanced electric motor systems for safety-critical
applications. Working closely with our supplier, you will focus on motor
inverters, power supplies, motor controls, and sensors, ensuring their
reliability and efficiency for optimal motor performance.
Your mission during this flight:
Collaborate closely with our supplier to develop and optimize power
electronics systems for electric motor applications, including motor
inverters, power supplies, motor controls, and associated sensors.
Design, develop, and test power electronics circuits and control
algorithms, ensuring their performance, efficiency, and compliance with
Conduct detailed analysis and simulations to assess the behavior,
efficiency, and thermal characteristics of power electronics systems under
various operating conditions.
Collaborate with the supplier's engineering team to define and refine the
requirements, specifications, and interfaces for power electronics
Perform thorough validation and verification activities, including
hardware testing, performance characterization, and troubleshooting.
Drive continuous improvement efforts in power electronics design
methodologies, simulation techniques, and validation procedures.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate power electronics
systems into the overall electric motor architecture, ensuring seamless
operation and reliability.
Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in power electronics
technology, industry standards, and best practices, applying them to
enhance our electric motor systems.
Check in your professional skills:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field. Advanced
Strong background and practical experience in power electronics design,
development, and testing for electric motor applications.
Proficiency in designing motor inverters, power supplies, and motor
control systems, considering safety-critical requirements.
Experience with simulation tools (such as MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, or
PSIM) for power electronics circuit analysis and control algorithm
Familiarity with sensor technologies used in electric motor systems, such
as position sensors, temperature sensors, and current sensors.
Solid understanding of thermal management principles and considerations
for power electronics in electric motor systems.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex
electrical and electronic systems.
Excellent team player with effective communication skills and the ability
to collaborate with both internal and external engineering teams.
Fluent in English.
Knowledge of electric motor design principles, including electromagnetic
theory and motor control techniques.
Familiarity with safety standards and regulations for electric motor
systems, such as ISO 26262, CS-E, DO-254 and DO-178.
Experience with aerospace- or automotive-grade hardware development
processes, including DFMEA and DVP&R.
Proficiency in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and system integration
for power electronics and motor systems.
Understanding of digital communication protocols used in electric motor
systems, such as CAN or Ethernet.
Our Volocopter flight includes:
Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and
Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch
Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your
An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work
time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership,
great team spirit
Attractive salary package
Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal
opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers
in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our
teams. 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