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

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.

Why Join Us

  • Work on exciting topics and challenges relevant to solving the energy and climate crises.
  • Tackle unknown challenges and deliver something that has never been done before.
  • Be at the center of an agile and dynamic team of highly motivated aerospace/wind energy/climate-tech enthusiasts.
  • Huge learning potential and the opportunity to build things from the ground up.
  • You’ll enjoy a high level of freedom and autonomy.
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication.
  • Be one of the first employees of a startup company. You can help shaping it and growing with it.

Full-Time Jobs

Software Engineer (m/f/d)

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On-site in Munich
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Your Mission at Kitekraft

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Electronics Engineer (m/f/d)

Full Time
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On-site in Munich
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ASAP
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Student Projects

Master Thesis

Ground Station Power Electronics and Battery Management System

Electrical Engineering
KiCAD
Prototyping
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Master Thesis

Airspeed Identification Using the Rotors of a Drag Power Kite

Flight Dynamics Engineering
Robotics
C++
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Master Thesis

Transitioning Control of a Drag Power Kite

Flight Dynamics
Robotics
C++
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Master Thesis

Fully Redundant Ground Station Power Electronics for a Drag Power Kite

Mechanical Engineering
CAD
Prototyping
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Master Thesis

800V SiC 3-Phase Power Electronic Motor/Generator Controller for a Drag Power Kite

Electrical Engineering
Electronic Circuit Design
KiCAD
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Master Thesis

Computer Vision Applied to Airborne Wind Energy for Bird Collision Avoidance and Position Tracking

Electrical Engineering
Informatics
C++
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Master Thesis

Rotor Aeroacoustic Modeling and Optimization for a Drag Power Kite

Aeroacoustics
CFD
Prototyping
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Master Thesis

Tether Machine for a "Drag Power" Kite

Mechanical Engineering
CAD
Prototyping
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Code of Conduct

We strongly believe that equality, inclusion, and respect towards all genders and all backgrounds no matter the sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity is non-debatable. We welcome everyone who shares our vision and mutual respect to join our endeavor.

We have set the following codes of conduct for ourselves and our company to be a constant reminder that all of the above—equality, inclusion, respect—are not a given and that they have to be actively defended. Take a look at what that means to us in detail.