Building flying wind turbines.
You will advance the systems engineering framework, which is the software that simulates (digital twin) and controls (autopi-lot) the kite and ground station. It is also key to design, optimize, and verify the kite and ground station design. It is mostly based on C++ for fast execution and high abstraction for fast development. You will develop both, low-level code, like mi-crocontroller ADC communication, as well as high-level code, like flight control algorithms, all in close collaboration with the entire interdisciplinary engineering team. You will design and manage unit tests, Monte-Carlo tests, functional tests, inte-gration tests, and help conducting and managing flight tests incl. fault isolation and debugging in the field. You will work on test bench setups, kites and ground stations with increasing sizes (2.4m wingspan now towards 10s of meters of wingspan) and power levels (~10kW now towards MW+ soon). You will document your work and implement improvements as needed and uncovered. You work closely together with the Kitekraft founders and all other team members. You will help building new kite, tether, and ground station prototypes and demonstrators and help mature those to sellable products. You will work on ad hoc related tasks or projects as needed, also outside of your main field. As Kitekraft grows in the future and you are the first hire in software, you will have the opportunity to grow and manage a team.
Please find all details here: https://www.kitekraft.de/vacancies
What We Do: Kitekraft is developing advanced wind power systems: power-generating kites, a.k.a. flying wind turbines, that require 10x less construction material than a conventional wind turbine. A Kitekraft unit will generate electricity cleaner, almost invisible, and at least 50% cheaper than conventional wind turbine of the same power rating, and eventually cheaper than any other alternative. Kitekraft develops and will build, sell, and operate flying wind turbines in the 100kW to 5MW+ range, for both grid-scale energy production and off-grid applications.
Our Mission: is to help solving the climate and energy crisis. Today still 84% of primary energy comes from fossil fuels. All that has to be replaced with renewables. Electrification of most sectors is in full swing, additional capacities are required for production of e-fuels and hydrogen for transportation, especially shipping and flying, but also for CO2-neutral steel production and more. We have to at least 10x the current renewable energy capacities. Wind energy will be a backbone of this because of its scalability and availability over the globe. Our flying wind turbines will accelerate adoption and provide a major portion of this since it is cheaper, feasible at more locations, simpler to deploy & maintain, and being less visible.
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