Published: 09.05.2022

REF 22/05/B-MA: Flight Demonstrator Systems Engineer

The fast and low-cost development of the Aurora spaceplane requires intensive hardware testing. For this purpose, POLARIS is designing, manufacturing and flight-testing a series of scaled demonstrators of increasing size, complexity and performance. To support these activities, a flight demonstrator systems engineer position is offered.                                     

We are looking for highly motivated, flexible and resilient applicants with a strong background in unmanned flight vehicle design and operation/testing. The willingness for frequent multi-day business trips to flight vehicle test sites is mandatory.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Job Description

  • System design of scaled high-speed flight demonstrators with focus on (but not limited to) aerodynamics, flight mechanics, vehicle guidance, navigation & control, mission planning
  • Obtain/manage vehicle certification/SORA, flight permissions, vehicle insurance etc.
  • Support preparation, execution and post-processing of flight test campaigns
  • Support exchange with component suppliers, government authorities, airport operators
  • Documentation
  • Potential project/team leader function (depending on work experience) for a flight demonstrator team of up to 10-15 engineers plus support staff


  • Degree in aerospace engineering or similar
  • Multi-year experience in unmanned aerial vehicle design/operation/testing
  • Strong background in disciplines such as UAV-related aerodynamics, flight mechanics, flight control, electronics/avionics/telemetry etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of UAV-related regulatory frameworks (SORA, airspace integration, etc.) is an advantage
  • Additional experience in designing or testing of high-speed vehicles is an advantage (supersonic/hypersonic demonstrators, rockets, missiles etc.)
  • Project management experience is an advantage
  • Very good analytical thinking capabilities
  • German & English language skills
  • Proactive thinking, high level of motivation, flexibility, resilience & teamwork capability

Your Benefits

  • The chance to become part of the spaceflight revolution
  • The chance to become part of a highly motivated and agile startup team
  • An international and diverse working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary

Start, Location & Contact

  • Contract: full time
  • Start of contract: Immediately
  • Work location: Bremen, Germany
  • Contact: please send applications & requests/questions to: career@polaris-rfz.de
  • Contact via phone: +49 (0)421 2208 123