MTU Aero Engines develops, manufactures, sells and services commercial and military propulsion systems for airplanes and helicopters, as well as industrial gas turbines. The key to our success is developing the propulsion systems of tomorrow - even more economical, lower in emissions and quieter. With over 12,000 employees, we are present around the world, but we make our home in Germany. You, too, can become part of our dedicated Team as a

Flying Fuel Cell System Architect (all genders)

​in Munich (Hybrid)

​​​​Code - AEFA 623


  • Formative role in the Development and Integration of MTU’s Flying Fuel Cell (FFC) propulsion system; a hydrogen-electric, fuel-cell-based propulsion option for future climate-neutral aircraft
  • Architectural Design of the FFC propulsion system, yielding the globally optimized system architecture, balancing aspects of the electrical, fluidic, mechanical, performance and control domains
  • Collaboration in the frame of the FFC system development within interdisciplinary multi-functional teams
  • Specification of propulsion system requirements including Customer, Certification and Safety Requirements
  • Specification of the associated sub-systems and components in close collaboration with the respective development teams (Fuel Cell System, Electric Propulsion Unit, Electrical Power Distribution, Safety systems, Thermal Management System, Hydrogen Fuel System, Control and Monitoring System, etc.)
  • Support of certification and qualification of the FFC propulsion system including the associated safety analyses
  • Support of verification and validation activities, including full-scale ground- and flight-testing
  • Preparation of the industrialization of the FFC propulsion system
  • Responsibility for securing system weight, performance, and efficiency targets.
  • Support of the technical Project Management and Chief Engineering from the preliminary design phase for new projects up to delivery of the future FFC engine
  • Contribution to the evolutionary improvement of system development processes and tools
  • Collaboration with external industry and research partners in the frame of FFC technology development
  • Coordination of national and European research projects in the context of the FFC 


  • University degree in Aerospace, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a comparable field
  • Experience in the field of Systems Engineering and related topics, such as Architectural Design, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Requirements Based Engineering
  • Experience in the field of Electric Propulsion, ideally related to fuel-cell based propulsion for Aircraft
  • Knowledge of Aerospace Processes, Methods and Standards for System Development, Validation & Verification, Qualification and Certification, e.g. ARP4754, ARP4761, Do178, Do254, Do160
  • Preferably experience in the development and testing of high-voltage systems and networks for the aviation industry
  • Ability to dissect complex interdisciplinary challenges into a practical and tangible course of action
  • Scientific curiosity and creativity combined with an eye for what is feasible and essential when solving complex technical problems
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills
  • Enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams and with external stakeholders
  • Very good knowledge of English


We offer you numerous additional services that are tailored to your needs. These include extensive further training and customized development programs, an attractive pension scheme, health and fitness offers (e.g. through our cooperation with EGYM Wellpass and Bicycle leasing), measures to combine family and professional life, such as flexible working time models or the possibility of mobile working. MTU provides individual support for newcomers when moving to the greater Munich area. We offer you the best possible conditions for your success!

We shape the future of aviation and bridge cultures and people. Our employees' diverse ideas, experiences and perspectives are essential to our success. As an employer, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Give your career a boost and send us your complete application. Please indicate your earliest possible start date and your salary requirement, and use our online application form, which you can access directly from this page.

We look forward to getting to know you.

Your Recruiter:

Constanze Schober

Tel.: 089-1489 2506