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Flight Control Laws Engineer



Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 950 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

The Role:

The Flight Control Law architecture and design are pivotal to make the Lilium Jet fly. We are looking for an outstanding Flight Control Laws Engineer to develop and test this core aspect of the Flight Control System.

You will report to the Flight Control Manager, working as part of an integrated team within the larger Flight Mechanics department. Your day-to-day will see you interacting across the teams, from Aerodynamics to Handling Qualities to ensure a compatible and consistent design and test process.

The Flight Mechanics team uses a mixture of low and high-fidelity calculation, together with optimization methods and physical testing to ensure our aircraft and systems achieve our performance targets. We use state-of-the-art systems to deliver rapid results and encourage innovative thinking to achieve the best solutions, on-time.

Your Day to Day:

  • Full cycle of flight control laws development activities from requirements flown down and validation, implementation and testing and integration.
  • Perform linear analyses to understand robustness of the FCL to aerodynamic parameter variation.
  • Perform non-linear analyses – verifying implementation of problem reports and conducting offline clearance tests for FCL baselines.
  • Interfacing with handling qualities and flight testing team on (piloted) testing of control laws baselines
  • Close interaction with the Aerodynamic and Modelling teams to ensure the suitability of the Flight Dynamics Model for Flight Control Laws development.
  • Close interaction with flight control system and software teams on target integration and testing
  • Support of safety assessment activities on flight control system and aircraft level
  • Actively shaping the processes and frameworks of the flight control law team

Your Profile:

  • MEng or M. Sc. in aeronautical engineering or similar degree
  • 5 years of professional experience in flight control law development for fly-by-wire aircraft with demonstrated track record of delivery
  • Good understanding of flight dynamics modelling, previous professional experience in this area is a plus
  • Experience with flight control development of highly augmented aircraft configurations is beneficial
  • Experience with ARP 4754A and DO-178C is a plus
  • Excellent skills in Matlab/Simulink
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously
  • Fluent English language skills are essential

Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.