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Senior Auto-Flight (AFCS) Systems Engineer

Heart Aerospace

Heart Aerospace

Software Engineering
Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023

Senior Auto-Flight (AFCS) Systems Engineer

At Heart Aerospace we develop the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy. The ES-30 is expected to enter into service in 2028.

We are now looking for an Auto-Flight (AFCS) Systems Engineer to join our Electrical Systems & Avionics team in Gothenburg. Do you have experience from automatic flight control systems and want to contribute to a more sustainable future?

Your mission

The Auto-Flight (AFCS) Systems Engineer will help us design, develop and certify the integrated avionics systems. You will work closely with system engineers in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop the AFCS system requirements
  • Support AFCS integration with FCS, Safety, certification
  • Develop test plan, test procedures, follow up snags and problem reports
  • Interface with suppliers
  • Develop the AFCS team

You will report to the Head of Electrical Systems & Avionics and the team consists of 14 people. Your place of work will be at our main office located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • BS or MS in engineering (Electrical/Electronics)
  • Minimum 5 years experience with automatic flight control systems including flight director, autopilot, yaw damper and autothrottle (ATA 22)
  • Experience with system requirements management and V&V process
  • Experience with rig tests execution and flight test data analysis
  • Experience with preparation of documents including system description, test plans/procedures and test results
  • Experience with aircraft system certification (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English
  • Eagerness to work with others
  • Passion for aircraft and electrification of the aviation industry

The ideal candidate would have

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles for safety critical systems (SAE ARP 4754/4761)
  • Compliance Verification Expert (CVE) / DER / DAD experience
  • Experience as Flight Control System integrator
  • Model based design (MBD) / Simulation experience

We recommend you submit your application in English as soon as possible as selection and interviews are held continually.

Great Place to Work

  • Amazing colleagues

  • International environment

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution

  • Full compliance with laws and regulations

About the company

At Heart Aerospace we work at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. Heart’s mission is to create the world’s greenest, most affordable, and most accessible form of transport.

Working at Heart Aerospace is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world more accessible and sustainable. Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together!

We seek experienced and skilled professionals to join our fast-moving team developing a new electric aircraft in Sweden. We’re in a very expansive phase and now is the time to join our team! Visit our career site and check out what it is like working at Heart.

Heart Aerospace is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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