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Section Lead - Auto-Flight Systems

Heart Aerospace

Heart Aerospace

Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021

Section Lead - Auto-Flight Systems

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 a Section Lead - Auto-Flight Systems to join our Electrical Systems & Avionics team in Gothenburg. Do you have experience in automatic flight control and flight director systems and want to contribute to a more sustainable future?

Your mission

The Section Lead is a principal engineer level position, and reports to the Head of Electrical Systems & Avionics Systems. The section lead has responsibility for the auto-flight systems including flight director, yaw damper, autopilot, and auto-throttle.

You will be responsible for providing technical leadership of the section team. As a team leader, you will also assist with organizing the section.

You will also represent the section at program/technical reviews as well as customer/supplier meetings, ensuring the engineering definition meets all stakeholder requirements. You will also ensure adherence to all engineering processes/standards, and participate in design reviews to meet certification, cost, and schedule goals.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • BS or MS in engineering (Electrical/Electronics).

  • Minimum 15 years' experience in automatic flight control and flight director systems.

  • Experience with auto-flight systems design (ATA 22).

  • Experience with aircraft auto-flight system certification (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25).

  • Working knowledge of Airborne hardware and software development assurance processes (RTCA DO-178 & 254).

  • 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).

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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