Head of system and component testing


Company Description

We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. 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 manned flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter.

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding and empathic as well as hands-on Head of System & Component Testing (m/f/d) with the following responsibilities:

  • Leads the testing team for all system & component testing activities
  • Identifies gaps in the skillset of the teams and will solve them together with the responsible stakeholders
  • Ensures a common method is used for all testing activities across systems and projects
  • Is responsible for hiring and onboarding of new employees
  • Identifies personal development paths and plans for further development of the employees
  • Plans and oversees trainings in coordination with People & Organisation
  • Demonstrates genuine interest in the team and listens closely to desires, complaints and observations of each employee
  • Encourages the feedback culture
  • Identifies conflicts in the team and solves them
  • Is dedicated to an excellent Volocopter employee journey as the most important task
  • Encourages the sharing of knowledge, experience and trainings in and between teams


As a Line Manager, you are the right match for us if you bring the following:

  • You have a track record in international AAA-companies and know how to build and lead top notch (engineering) teams
  • You are experienced in leading in agile set ups as well as using the SAFe framework
  • You are a true people enthusiast and you know the science behind leading people in business
  • You have proven to lead smaller and bigger groups successfully and you are able to motivate teams to their fullest potential
  • You have a clear picture and methodology of leadership and management and you know how to make fair and thinking-forward decisions
  • You are eager to learn every day; therefore, you are on top re. the latest research re. management and leadership
  • You are 100% familiar with organisational theories as well as with individual psychology and entrepreneurial decisions
  • You are open-minded, inclusive and a servant leader
  • You are one of the strongest communicators on earth; being able to communicate in English and one other language

Some requirements as a Head of System & Component Testing:

  • Experience in high voltage testing rules and regulations
  • Experience in the aviation industry in a testing-related role
  • Experience in building and managing training concepts/networks
  • Experience in coaching

Additional Information

Our offer

  • Fast-growing high tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • 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 personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, great team spirit

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employee. 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 company.

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About Author


Ben has worked all of his career as a journalist and now editor, covering almost all aspects of technology, engineering and industry. In the last 20 years he has written on subjects from nuclear submarines and autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies and commercial aviation. Latterly editor of a leading engineering magazine, he brings an eye for a great story and lots of experience to the team.