Software Developer Flight Control (m/f/d)

Full-time position – Starting date: asap – Location: Weiterstadt/Germany
Do you want to shape the future of aviation? Do you share our vision of saving and improving lives through technology with a purpose? Then join our ambitious team of young talents and experienced professionals!

We at Wingcopter design innovative, high-performance drones that are operated all over the world in commercial and humanitarian operations. Our drone technology saves and improves lives every day.

Currently, we are looking for a Software Developer who supports the Flight Operations Department with the further development of our Flight Control Software.

 What You’ll Do

  • Cooperate in the formation and structuring of a software development team
  • Develop and modify a px4 FlightStack
  • Refine the Guidance-Navigation-Control-Algorithms
  • Work closely with the development department and the software development teams (e.g. ground control software)
  • Perform hardware-in-the-loop tests and support the flight test department
  • Assume responsibility for the documentation and verification of the software development for the authorization by the aviation authority
  • Support the customer and companies’ own flight operations departments

What You’ll Need:

  • Experience in the embedded development (realtime application), ideally on px4 and/or APM flight stack
  • Profound programming skills in C/C++ and at least basic knowledge in script languages (preferred python
  • Experience in handling of standard tools for software development (GIT, CI, etc.)
  • Experience in software certification
  • Knowledge of aeronautical engineering (especially flight mechanics) is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of development and admission standards, e.g. RTCA DO 178, is a plus.
  • Experience in model flying or manned flying is a plus.

What you’ll bring as a perfect candidate:

  • You are a team player.
  • You have a can-do mentality.
  • You believe that technology can have a positive impact on society and our future.

What We’ll Offer:

  • A highly motivated team
  • The exciting life of a fast-growing tech startup
  • The opportunity to develop and implement your own ideas
  • The active promotion of your personal and professional development
  • The chance to have a positive impact through your work
  • An extraordinary working environment