Aerodynamic Engineer


CycloTech GmbH, located in Linz (Austria), is a high-tech company with a start-up atmosphere, that is specialised in developing aircraft propulsion systems based on cyclogyro-rotors. These propulsion systems are the basis for a completely new type of aircraft that, in comparison to conventional aircraft (e.g. airplanes, helicopters), allows more stable hover flight, i.e. vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), while at the same time good performance in forward flight is achieved.
Therefore, cyclogyro-rotors are a possible solution for the continuously increasing demands on short range cargo- and passenger aircraft or for inner city traffic. For the next development phase, we would like to strengthen our team with an Aerodynamics Engineer
The role of the Aerodynamics team within CycloTech is to provide expertise to cyclogyro-rotors concepts in the areas of aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as well as to identify potentials for aerodynamic optimisation of the cyclogyro-rotors.


  • Aerodynamic design and optimisation of single rotors as well as aircrafts
  • Preparation and performance of CFD simulations to model the aerodynamic effectiveness of single cyclogyro-rotors as well as aircrafts
  • Design, preparation and evaluation of flow measurements to validate CFD-models
  • Support of flow measurements on internal test bench and in external wind tunnels
  • Development of tools/apps for the aerodynamic analysis of cyclogyro-rotors
  • Analysis of CFD simulations results and flow measurements and their comparison
  • Communication of ideas and findings with other teams (e.g. mechanical engineering, test bench, control & power train)



  • Academic education (MSc) with a specialisation in aero- or fluid dynamics
  • Min. 2 years of work experience in unsteady aerodynamics and/or rotating flows
  • Experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Experience in validating numerical simulations using experimental data
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Experience with programming/scripting in Matlab or Python


  • Experience with the aerodynamic design of aircraft
  • Experience in design and preparation of aerodynamic experiments
  • Experience in applying flow measurement techniques (e.g. force balance, pressure sensors, PIV) as well as in post-processing and analysing the results
  • Working knowledge of German


  • Possibility to contribute to the implementation of a futuristic technology in an international team
  • Flexible working hours and work content
  • Pleasant working atmosphere
  • Annual salary for the position is € 50,000 gross per year (full time). However, we are willing to overpay according to qualification and experience.

If we have gained your interest, please send your motivation letter and resume to h.kinsky@cyclotech.at

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