Dufour Aerospace Quality Engineer

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and self-motivated Quality Engineer to become one of the founding members of the Dufour Aerospace Quality team. The position offers the opportunity to be involved with the development and launch of our leading technology hybrid tilt-wing aircraft. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of quality within the business and play a major role in establishing best practice quality and improvement processes to meet customer and regulatory requirements that will ultimately lead to product and business certification.

The Quality Engineer role will be required to work with internal and external stakeholders, notably Engineering, Production, Procurement, Suppliers and Certification bodies. An ability to operate at all levels and engage others successfully is therefore essential.

If you have the ambition to play a key part in the future of Dufour Aerospace and impact the future of aerospace this could be the role for you.


  • Provide quality support for all new product development and production activities.
  • Work with engineering and manufacturing/assembly teams to validate, mature and continually improve product and process quality.
  • Support the development and implementation of required processes and the ongoing maintenance of the Dufour Management System.
  • Complete Quality Management System/Supplier audits for purposes of assurance and approval.
  • Develop and implement quality standards, inspection/measurement systems and processes.
  • Manage Dufour, supplier and customer quality issues in conjunction with key stakeholders.
  • Support resolution of day-to-day quality problems, ensuring effective containment and problem resolution for all non-conformances.
  • Provide guidance and support across the Dufour team on all matters related to Quality & Improvement.
  • Driving continuous improvement to maximise business performance. Undertaking improvement projects, leading/coaching others in the use of improvement tools and delivery of improvement activities.



  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Quality & Improvement role ideally within aerospace or other high technology industry.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject.
  • Working knowledge and experience of operating in organisations managed under the requirements of ISO9001 or AS/EN9100.
  • Experience in performing management system and/or supplier quality audits.
  • Proven experience of dealing with complex problem solving, driving root cause and corrective/preventative actions to conclusion.
  • Thorough understanding of Quality Management and improvement methods e.g. 3C, 8D, SPC, FMEA, Error Proofing, 6 Sigma.
  • Good Technical Engineering knowledge, including ability to understand engineering drawings and standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate independently, having a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and determination to see a task through to completion.
  • Strength of character to remain resilient under pressure.
  • Confidence to represent the department and company in internal and external meetings.
  • Good language skills, fluency in both English and German.


  • Working knowledge and experience of operating in production organisations approved under the requirements EASA Part 21(G).
  • ISO Standard Certified Quality Auditor.
  • Lean Six Sigma qualified, Black or Green belt.
  • Member of a recognised professional body such as the Chartered Quality Institute.


  • The position will be primarily based in the Dübendorf facility, but travel to other Dufour sites and supplier locations will be required.
  • Compensation will be a combination of fixed salary plus share options.

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Airbus – System engineer for electrical propulsion system V&V for eVTOL (d/f/m)


System Engineer for Electrical Propulsion System for eVTOL

Our Purpose, Our Team and Our Ambition 

Airbus Urban Mobility (AUM) aims at laying the foundation for more efficient and sustainable city travel. To co-create an entire industry from scratch, we will develop cutting-edge technical solutions as well as engage with a wide range of stakeholders to build the necessary ecosystem and to ensure maximum societal benefit.

In line with our purpose of pioneering sustainable aviation, we are using the emerging eVTOL domain (electrical vertical take-off and landing) to open up the sky in cities and to offer a mobility solution for the third dimension.

Within the AUM Engineering department, the team is responsible for the development of the overall Urban Air Mobility products. The team is turning the existing set of strategic UAM initiatives into a coherent demonstrator program that delivers an end-to-end UAM solution that is certified, competitive, and tailored to the future market environment. The central brick of the UAM effort is an eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft known as CityAirbus.

The position will be offered within the Airbus Urban Mobility legal entity conditions and salary policy. This position is located in Donauwörth site.

Your benefits

  • Attractive salary and compensation scheme ( offered within the new Airbus Urban Mobility GmbH conditions and salary policy)
  • Unlimited full time contract 
  • 30 days holidays and extra days-off for special occasions
  • Excellent upskilling opportunities and great development prospects
  • Special benefits: employer-funded pension, employee stock options, discounted car leasing, special conditions for insurances, employee benefits at cooperating companies
  • Sophisticated IT equipment and modern tools
  • Mobile working possibilities
  • Flat hierarchies
  • Multicultural environment
  • Free beverages, fruits and snacks in the office
  • Several main sites: Munich City Center, Donauwörth, Marignane, Ottobrunn

Your Role

You will be working closely with the EPS system architects to define the electrical system design and to define a comprehensive V&V strategy in order to satisfy the electrical systems requirements. Furthermore you will be in close exchange with interfacing disciplines like Electrical design, Avionic design, Test team in order to harmonize the system design and activities.

You will work within a transnational team in a cross-functional environment with interfaces to many other engineering skills such as airframe, dynamic systems, flight tests, safety or airworthiness within the Engineering team located in Donauwörth, Ottobrunn and Marignane. 

From day one you will have a technically challenging and diverse job: 

  • Perform Electrical System Design (e.g. simulation, modeling, engineering testing)
  • Contribute to Functional design (e.g. functional allocation from system-level functions to break down to electrical sub-system level)
  • Perform Electrical circuitry design / wiring diagram design
  • Define and contribute to V&V strategy for complete EPS and harmonize with other disciplines
  • Perform requirements management, tracing and coverage analysis for complete EPS and the sub-systems 
  • Define and contribute to system test definitions (e.g. design verification tests, functional integration testing, ground/flight test)

This job is a great opportunity to develop yourself technically but also your leadership in an innovative and fast changing environment.

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • At least Bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering or similar fields of studies
  • Skills in electrical propulsion systems (e.g. electrical machines, power electronics, and/or batteries)
  • Skills in Systems Engineering / V-process 
  • Desirable experience with the DOORS or equivalent tools
  • Experience in test strategy and test logic definition is desirable
  • Experience with aerospace certification processes and in ARP4754A is desirable
  • Fluent in English, German is desirable

Diese Tätigkeit erfordert ein Bewusstsein für mögliche Compliance-Risiken und integres Verhalten. Beide Punkte sind Grundvoraussetzungen für den Erfolg, den guten Ruf und das nachhaltige Wachstum des Unternehmens.

Unternehmen:Airbus Urban Mobility GmbH

Vertragsart:Permanent Contract / CDI / Unbefristet / Contrato indefinido

Erfahrungsniveau:Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / Profesional


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Bei Airbus unterstützen wir Dich dabei, einfacher und flexibler zu arbeiten, sich zu vernetzen und zusammenzuarbeiten. Wo immer möglich, fördern wir flexible Arbeitsregelungen, um innovatives Denken und Arbeiten zu stärken. 

Sales Engineer – Freefly

Freefly Systems is on the lookout for a uniquely talented Sales Engineer who loves drones and helping customers (and partners) to get in on the fun.

As a member of the Freefly Customer Success Team, you’ll join us on our mission to support and improve the best customer experience in the world. 

The Sales Engineer helps find, build, and manage the relationships Freefly has with each of its customers and partners, which can include but not limited to; distributors, resellers, academia, and service providers. You often help create pipelines to find new customers, use predetermined metrics to see how valuable each opportunity is, and negotiate to get improved returns on each project.

The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be a subject matter expert on drones ecosystem integrations, and have the ability to work independently and self-manage time effectively in a fast paced environment. Most importantly, you must have a positive can-do attitude, play well with others, embrace a challenge, love to travel, and realize that every failure is a critical step toward creating innovative products.

This position will bring first principles thinking to the world’s most challenging aerial robotics problems. This position will seek to connect and grow our internal and external ecosystem allowing our customers to better optimize our tools and workflows based on their specific application.

The core of this role is developing leads and executing repeatable sales processes which allow customers to thrive; identifying opportunities for new sales; strengthening existing relationships and collaborations; attending conferences/demos; building professional networks; enforcing contracts; monitoring changes in legal regulations; developing and executing plans for strategic growth; helping customers build out efficient workflows, and synthesizing reports of business metrics.

This role will also support our external events like conferences, expos, and demos. Ensuring Freefly is attending the highest ROI events around the world, supported by the right team members, and managing any preparatory work to ensure team success in the field.

This role will provide a thorough level of documentation (borderline obsessive) in our internal and external system as well as contributing to feedback for our knowledge base and development teams, and will serve as a Freefly brand champion and advocate.


  • Manage and grow relationships with customers and vendors to build the brand and the business.
  • Build the organizational network through targeted outreach and strong project planning.
  • Liaise with leads to solve issues, communicate needs and create synergy.
  • Analyze and report on sales initiatives, forecast for strategic changes and report on key metrics.
  • Customer advocate
  • Event support
  • Provide well-organized and concise feedback to Product team on requirements for requests (feature/bug/novel)
  • Up to 100% travel

Required Qualifications:

  • Approaching problems with first principles thinking
  • Ability to efficiently collect, evaluate, and manage external requests 
  • Ability to confidently operate drones in front of large crowds
  • FAA Part 107 certification within the first month of employment
  • Motivation to raise the bar even when projects are denied
  • Ability to push back with humility against Engineering or Production to ensure we deliver world class products, and possess the ability to disagree but commit.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional cinema, industrial inspection, or surveying/mapping experience
  • Experience with PX4 and/or MAVlink
  • Experience with Freefly products
  • Experience with video content to help us show the world how we develop amazing products
  • FAA Part 107 certification
  • Expertise in drone workflows; photogrammetry, lidar scanning, and inspection

Why you should join:

  • You will have the freedom to create and grow professionally, individually and as a culture
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Competitive compensation with a stable base salary plus profit sharing and opportunity for advancement
  • Generous benefits including medical, dental, vision

Follow us on:

Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/movicinemarobot/?hl=en

Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeFlySystems

Twitter, https://twitter.com/freeflysystems?lang=en

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/freeflysystems/

[email protected]FREEFLYSYSTEMS.COM

Contact us today, we are hiring!

If you’re interested in joining our team, drop us a line at [email protected] and tell us about your exciting projects, what you’re learning… and a few war stories.

Manna – Senior Electronics Engineer

The Senior Electronics Engineer is a senior member of the fast-growing, exciting Next Gen (ZX) aircraft design team reporting to our CTO out of our Irish-based workshops and offices.


At Manna, our mission is to improve the world by making high-speed suburban deliveries affordable, green, and safe. We design and build our own aviation-grade drones to deliver food and other items directly from restaurants, centralised kitchens, and local stores to consumers’ homes.


  • Vital part of a team of senior hardware engineers building the prototype for the next generation of aircraft, owning the electronics system architecture, and leading, on a project basis, our small electrical engineering team on projects.
  • Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in the weeds of prototype building, but also have a strategic vision for the craft and define and meet deadlines associated.


The Senior Electronics Engineer is a vital part of the snr engineering team that is creating mission-critical aircraft systems for our next generation aircraft while also helping stabilize our current fleet. Each of our aircraft designs consists of structure, airframe, propulsion system, avionics, cargo winch, and battery subsystem all of which must be designed to rigorous aviation reliability standards.


  • Key part of the senior engineering team tasked with delivering various aspects of Manna’s next-generation drone prototype.
  • Work alongside other senior engineers on our snr engineering team to define the prototype build, define schematics and layout of electrical components, add peers as necessary and share the line management of the engineering team on a project-to-project basis.
  • Ownership of defined items on the regulatory (design verification/type certification) process
  • Electronics specification and verification
  • Design Verification test planning and execution
  • Designing, building, and delivering new electronic items
  • Along with the other members of the growing senior engineering team, you will be responsible for tasks that include but are not limited to:
  • Avionics bay
  • Payload bay, payload bay doors, top-loading battery, FTS, waterproofing
  • Motors, motor mounts, ESCs, and power cabling
  • Battery, BMS, gas gauging, battery connection to aircraft
  • External sensors, navigation, dual GPS, Lidar/Radar for obstacle avoidance
  • Integration testing
  • Leading on a project basis, a small team of electronic engineers tasked with delivering the aircraft, along with rigorous test and validation reports, supporting documentation, and regulatory certifications.


  • You’re a self-starter who thrives in ambiguity and loves adapting to changing priorities
  • You are as comfortable working as part of a team of electronic engineers as you are working alone on small projects.
  • Despite your many years of experience, no element of the prototyping process is beneath you.
  • You love working to achieve tight deadlines
  • You have 10 + years in proven experience developing electronics and system design and knowledge of manufacturing and design standards

Competitive Salary & Benefits

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Manna - Lead Systems Software Engineer - sUAS News - The Business of Drones
Manna – Lead Systems Software Engineer – sUAS News – The Business of Drones

The Lead Systems Software Engineer is a mission-critical role that Manna is seeking to fill with an extremely experienced engineer who can lead a team, define strategy and meet deadlines across our stack. Reporting to the CTO and working primarily on the tech onboard our aircraft, this senior hire will also own and manage teams across other technology verticals, such as systems and services.

This is a hands-on role with deep systems (C++/Python/Java) programming experience required.


At Manna, our mission is to improve the world by making lightning-fast suburban deliveries affordable, green, and safe. We design and build our own aviation-grade drones to deliver food and other items directly from restaurants, centralized kitchens, and local stores to consumers’ homes.


  • Own the onboard software on our aircraft, including flight control, safety, and command and control systems. Our onboard systems (“SureFlite”) all interoperate with our cloud-based services such as UTM, Mission, and Route Planning.
  • Leading, mentoring, and growing the onboard software team.
  • Senior member of the technology team, leading the engineers across other verticals in the tech stack. The CTO’s right hand in delivering Manna’s aggressive growth targets, whilst keeping safety in our software as the non-negotiable priority.


This is a mission-critical role, working with our CTO to lead the team and the technology strategy. Specifically, you will own our onboard systems and the team responsible for the same, but your proven experience leading software teams will be used in coaching, mentoring and managing developers across the stack. Our onboard technology is at the heart of what is helping Manna to change the world, you will be responsible for making it world-class and above all, completely safe.


  • Complete ownership of Manna’s aircraft onboard software and the team responsible.
  • Working with the wider technology team, as well as the operations team, the regulation team, and the senior leadership team to implement onboard systems that are incredibly safe and a product that is world-class and viable.
  • Hands-on coding (C++, Python, Java) as well actively leading in development strategy, team meetings and working in an agile environment, with occasionally (constantly!) shifting product priorities.
  • You must be comfortable with embracing a high-energy start-up culture.
  • Providing technical guidance to other team members, as well as mentoring and reviewing the work of your team members.
  • Driving ongoing improvements in application architecture to help build and design highly scalable applications
  • Leading the designing, building, and delivery of new aircraft functionality

Now, Let’s talk you out of this…

Reasons you don’t want this job:

  • You don’t love fast-paced, firefighting, reactive programming, finding creative solutions quickly for a team that is changing the world.
  • You shy away from working directly with senior leadership and the CEO of an org, sometimes debating best design approaches
  • You don’t love getting your hands dirty.
  • You’re afraid of cracking some eggshells
  • You don’t love a little chaos occasionally
  • There is no Javascript involved, nor gigantic slow/unproven “frameworks”

Still here? GREAT!

Experience, qualifications, and personal attributes that we’ll be looking for:

  • You have 10 + years of system / low-level software engineering or relevant experience, including leading complicated, agile engineering teams
  • You know what memory allocation, real-time scheduling, efficient/reliable code is.
  • You’re a self-starter who thrives in ambiguity and loves adapting to changing priorities. You must be comfortable with embracing a high energy start-up culture.
  • You react quickly to slack/other messages reporting bugs and are keen to jump on and find a fix (but you’re so good at your job those bugs happen very rarely!)
  • Despite your many years of experience, no element of the development process is beneath you. You’re frequently seen with your sleeves rolled up, diving into whatever needs to be done to achieve the mission.
  • You are an excellent communicator, keeping the org in the loop by being able to communicate upstream, downstream, and laterally.
  • End-to-end lifecycle, automated CI, automated testing
  • Proven ability in managing & mentoring junior team members
  • Experience working on safety-critical software such as the DO-178C standard an advantage

Salary: Competitive salary + stock options

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