Avionics and Electrical Systems Engineer

Swiss based Dufour Aerospace is developing an eVTOL platform based on tilt-wing technology to make future manned and unmanned electric and hybrid electric aircraft a reality. Dufour’s prototypes have already flown many hundreds of flights – both manned and unmanned. The combination of VTOL operation, aircraft design and software development expertise puts Dufour Aerospace at the forefront of Advanced Air Mobility.

About the role

You will have a major role in the growing team, working closely with the Head of Electrical Systems to develop our avionics and electrical systems. Responsibilities will include deriving system, subsystem and component requirements, design, implementation, and verification, including with flight test campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborative detailed design, development, specification, interfaces definition, supplier selection and integration.
  • Power distribution networks and associated power conversion systems to provide power to all avionics, control and monitoring systems on-board.
  • Rapid prototyping and testing for our experimental aircraft, and safety-critical systems development for certification.
  • Model and predict performance on the network including transient behavior and failure cases.
  • Actively participate hands-on in the prototyping, integration, and testing campaign phases.

Required

  • 5+ years of experience in electrical systems design, implementation and testing, preferably in aircraft systems.
  • Experience in designing complex electrical and/or telecommunications systems with high safety and reliability requirements.
  • Strong analysis skills.
  • Motivated and self-directed work ability.

Desired

  • Experience with CS-23 and/or CS-27 certification requirements.
  • Experience in developing systems under ARP 4754.
  • Embedded software development experience.
  • A hands-on problem-solving approach to engineering.

Dufour Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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ABOUT:
With over 30 years of experience in Swiss commercial helicopter operations, we understand the real world requirements of VTOL aircraft. Our engineering team with years of aircraft construction experience is building aircrafts for rugged operations in harsh environments. Our patented combination of proven aerodynamic concepts with the latest technology makes our aircraft rock solid with unparalleled performance.