Director Systems and Cabin (f/m/d)

Airport Oberpfaffenhofen Permanent Full-time 2024-0033

This is what drives you

You have a clear idea of what you want: To contribute to the vision of safe and energy-efficient flying, in a team of like-minded aviation enthusiasts who are determined to shape the future of aviation.

This is what you can do


The Director Systems and Cabin leads the Core Competence Teams for all Aircraft systems – LDG, flight controls, fuel, ECS, avionics, electrics, etc. – flight deck, cabin systems and cabin interior.

The Director is accountable to continuously assess and build competences and resource such that sufficiently trained personnel are made available to generate the programmes’ deliverables either on their own or by managing subcontracted packages.

The Director is accountable for the implementation of and adherence to processes, methods and standards that result in the design of safe and airworthy products fulfilling the programmes’ requirements. These accountabilities span the complete product life cycle from initial concepts to in-service support.

The Director manages the Systems development group with his leaders for the Mechanical- and Avionics/Electronics/Electrics- and Cabin Departments and with the support of his Senior Experts.

Functional integration is a primary task of the Core Competence Team while Product integration is managed by the respective members of the Chief Engineering Team.

The Director of this Core Competence Unit, in close cooperation with the Advanced Design Group and his Senior Experts, is responsible to support strategic decisions to ensure future benchmark positioning of the products.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Ramp up the required Systems and Cabin competences and capabilities according to defined deliverables and  agreed head count
  • Lead the Systems and Cabin Engineering organisation with the dedicated departments and teams including competence management and training concept.
  • Develop, enable and empower the team to perform fully integrated in the DA matrix structure 
  • Implement programmes’ and projects’ requirements into resource planning including core and non-core split and a healthy subcontracting ratio between internal staff and subcontracted work packages
  • Ensure adequate technical, process and procedure training and expertise of the engineering team.
  • Implement and support the company strategy in alignment with the other DA Engineering Groups in accordance with future needs and trends.

You’ll bring this with you

  • Engineering degree (MA Eng or similar) in aeronautics / aviation / electronics or mechanical 
  • 10 years professional experience in relevant fields of aircraft development and product requirements
  • Wide proficiency with requirements for Management, design criteria, materials and methods and tools
  • New product development experience at least of one new aircraft programme
  • Proven leadership experience and skill in managing an organisation with departments.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritise, manage and execute multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Assertive, proactive, innovative and creative

This is who we are

We are an aircraft manufacturer with a strong heritage looking to continue our story. Headquartered to the west of Munich, we are recognized by international aviation authorities as a development, manufacturing and maintenance company, That is why today we are focusing our full energy on developing and manufacturing a new generation of technically advanced aircraft in Germany. Share with us the vision and ambition to drive the transformation of flying and to make our contribution to safe and energy-efficient air transport.

We are looking forward to your application!

Deutsche Aircraft GmbH
Human Resources
Airport Oberpfaffenhofen
82234 Weßling - Germany