Senior HIL Test Engineer - System Integrator

  • Lilium
  • Munich, Germany
  • Jul 29, 2020

Job Description

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary, yet with a meaningful purpose. We take pride in 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 entrepreneurial team of more than 400 leaders, experts and engineers who are as passionate about emissions-free transportation as you are. 

We are also passionate about creating an inclusive culture, with more than 40 nationalities working with us to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.


Your role and your team: 

In this position you will directly report to the Head of Systems Testing and you will be working on System Integration, open and  closed loop Hardware In the Loop (HIL) simulation of aircraft systems and subsystems, and also data acquisition (DAQ) set up for the tests.

The Systems Testing team is responsible for various disciplines covering component, system and aircraft level 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, Batteries, Structures, Environmental Tests and Hardware in the Loop (HIL).

As HIL Engineer you will be responsible for the design and integration of sophisticated test rigs, implementation of semi/fully automated test cases within a system integration and testing environment including the instrumentation, test execution, data recording, evaluating the test results and the corresponding problem reporting. In your daily work you will closely collaborate with our world most talented development team members in different disciplinaries like avionics, autonomous flight, propulsion, energy etc.


 Your Day to Day:

  • Design and develop HIL test benches/rigs for the system level tests of aircraft.
  • Design and develop custom test equipment for data acquisition, measurement, failure injection etc.
  • Integration of HIL test rigs, plant models and real subsystem of aircraft to the closed loop HIL test setup to provide end to end representation of the aircraft.
  • Implementation of test cases within a HIL test setup.
  • Development of semi and full-automatic test execution environment.
  • Perform the test execution with automated test tools and measurement equipment for verification and validation activities.
  • Evaluation of test reports and the test results.
  • Creation of Failure Analysis Reports/defect reporting when required.
  • Report and discuss test results with the system development team.
  • Work on any ad hoc related tasks or projects provided by management.


Your Profile:

  • Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics Engineering, Physics or a related field required.
  • Min of 3-5 years of professional hands-on experience with Matlab/Simulink, Simulink-RT Modelling and interfacing electronic control unit features into HIL framework.
  • Experience in test & test rig instrumentation, test execution & data processing.
  • Experience and familiarity with HIL test systems like Speedgoat, DSpace, Etas-Labcar or NI.
  • Strong knowledge of Bus modelling & Simulation and HIL development Experience and knowledge in electrical and communication architectures.
  • Good understanding of network protocols like, CAN, ARINC,RS422/485, UART, ethernet.
  • Good understanding of mechatronics basics on sensors, actuators and controller systems.
  • Good knowledge of development lifecycle and ERP tools is a plus.
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomous.
  • Target-oriented, driven work style with analytic problem-solving skills required
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, Fluent German or any other language would be beneficial.


Life at Lilium:

At Lilium, you’ll have the responsibility and freedom to act as an entrepreneur. You’ll be working with bright and driven colleagues from different industries, countries and backgrounds who are all united in one common goal, challenging and supporting each other to make Lilium successful.

As well as free language courses, weekly yoga sessions, two complimentary meals each day and unlimited snacks and drinks, we also have an in-house gym and a relaxation room. By pairing that with a free shuttle bus to and from our local train station, as well as bikes you can borrow to cycle around our campus, we aim to make it as easy as possible to travel here, while reducing our own carbon footprint. We also have a rooftop terrace where you can watch planes taking off all day long! 



In order to build a world-class team, we welcome people from all over the world. We’ll support you on every step of your journey, offering a relocation allowance and documentation for visa application.

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




51-200 employees  

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