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Senior Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 800 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

You do not need to meet 100% of the preferred qualifications to be considered. We encourage anyone who meets the basic qualifications and is interested in the role to apply – we are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to join our team, and want the opportunity to talk to you!

Your role and your team:

As a Senior Systems Engineer for Electrical Machines, you will bring your experience in high speed electrical machine and electromagnetic design as well as experience in supplier management, to join our innovative team that will shape the future of urban e-mobility.

You will report to our Engineering Manager for Electric Propulsion and will contribute, as part of an integrated cross-functional team, to the propulsion systems architecture, design, certification, and delivery of the Lilium Jet.

You will have a chance to shape the future of mobility by not only defining the key elements of the propulsion systems but also developing components, coordinating with regulatory partners and leading suppliers.

You will take responsibility for the development of subsystems and components while ensuring their compliance to relevant safety standards.


· Coordinating and liaising with suppliers for leading the Electrical machine development activities.

· Design of High-speed Electrical machines including 2D Electromagnetic simulation of Electrical machines

· Specification of system, subsystem, and component, interface requirements as per ARP4754

· Specification and support of system validation and verification according to acceptable means of compliance like DO-160

· Close cooperation with Power electronics and control engineers for the control algorithm and inverter development.

· Close cooperation with mechanical engineers responsible for mechanical component design and integration

· Close cooperation with test engineers for Electrical machines testing and performance validation.

· Support of development of series production processes and process standardization across departments

· Work on ad hoc related tasks or projects provided by management

Role and Interview process:

The role is based in Munich, Germany and Lilium supports relocation and visa sponsorship.

The interview process starts with us reviewing your application, then if there is a fit we will contact you for a first interview to understand a little more about you. Next will be a technical conversation with the hiring manager to assess value for both parties. Next, we will ask you to complete a case study to understand your technical approach and prowess. Finally you will be invited onsite for a tour of Lilium and our facilities, as well as a final round of interviews for culture and for you to present your case study.

Basic Qualifications:

· M.Sc./Eng. or PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline.

· Min. 5 years of professional experience in electrical machine design and development.

· Experience and/or formal training in Supplier Management, Technical Project Management or Project Management.

· Experience in 2D FEA tools preferably Altair Flux, Motorcad or ANSYS Maxwell.

· Experience in Matlab/Simulink and/or Python.

· Strong motivation to help build structures and processes.

· High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomous.

· Target-oriented, driven workstyle with analytic problem-solving skills.

· Fluent English language skills are essential.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

· Experience in the aerospace sector with knowledge on ARP-4754, DO-160.

· Knowledge in Partial discharge and insulation materials.

· Experience in Electrical machine manufacturing and testing.

· Knowledge of semiconductor technology and power electronics.

· Experience in requirement management tools, such as Siemens Polarion or IBM Rational Doors.

· Fluent German or any other language would be beneficial.

Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

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