A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. Every day we are pushing the very boundaries of technology and customer experience to deliver something that has never been done before.  
What we do here is hard, but then very few things worth achieving are easy. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with our world-class team of more than 300 leaders, experts and engineers who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.  
We’re also passionate about diversity: we want you to come as you are, no matter your background. As long as you share our desire to push the limits of what’s possible, you’ll fit right in.  


Your role and your team: 

You will report directly to the Head of Component Test you will have complete ownership with end-to-end responsibility for the data acquisition set up for all tests and test rigs for components such as the wing, the flap, the engine, but also software simulation test beds.

The Component Testing team is responsible for various disciplines covering component, system and whole aircraft tests. It is set up in three divisions: Testing, Test Management and Test Operations. Our team runs tests that facilitate certification, development and research for the technology areas: Propulsion Systems, Batteries, Structures, Environmental Tests and Hardware in the Loop (HIL). 

You will manage the data acquisition team and the complete process of instrumentation requirements breakdown & concept development, through measurement software programming, commissioning of the data acquisition set up & data recording by always keeping the goal of qualification and verification of our aircraft components in mind. With many interfaces to the engineering teams like Mechanical Systems, Propulsion and Avionics, your work comprises multidisciplinary tasks with tight timescales, which require focused, efficient and proactive thinking to achieve effective and creative test approaches.


Your Day to Day:

  • Leading the data acquisition team and guiding all test engineering teams with regards to data acquisition
  • Focal for all aircraft component test rig instrumentation & data acquisition activities
  • Identification of instrumentation requirements in relation to aircraft, system and sub-system specifications
  • Holistic and agile data acquisition system & measurement infrastructure development, including concept, design and documentation
  • Pragmatic evaluation of test measurement concepts with idealization of physical effects and first principles reasoning approach
  • Supporting test execution & problem solving
  • Project planning with interfacing the internal Test team but also Purchasing and Safety/Quality
  • Ad-hoc & hands-on test execution to support our fast-paced development activities


Your Profile:

  • Degree in mechanical-, mechatronic-, electrical-, aerospace engineering, physics (Ph.D./ M. Sc.) 
  • 5+ years of professional experience (industry or academic)
  • Experience in test & test rig instrumentation, test execution & data processing
  • Profound knowledge with data acquisition
  • Profound knowledge in software programming for DAQ and controller (i.e. labview, matlab, or similar)
  • Profound knowledge in selecting instrumentation, amplifiers etc.
  • Experience in certification processes and procedures beneficial
  • Driven individual with the ability to probe & challenge assumptions
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to lead a team
  • Target-oriented workstyle with aim for continuous improvement
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, fluent German or any other language is beneficial


Life at Lilium 

Our HQ is designed to make working at Lilium as comfortable as possible. We’ve got the basics covered with ample parking and free transport links to local stations, but it’s also a fun place to work, with shared working spaces, rooms with sofas and hammocks, and a rooftop terrace where you can watch planes taking off all day long. Finally, we’re big believers in the idea that your health is central to your happiness, so we’ve invested in providing an extensive gym, free yoga sessions, bikes you can borrow to cycle round our campus, a relaxation room and three free meals a day. 



In order to build a world-class team, we welcome people from all over the world. From free language tuition to relocation assistance and visa sponsorship, we’ll support you on every step of your journey.  

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.  

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