On 1 July Lufthansa Technik is set to open a new location dedicated to Aviatar, its digital solutions suite, in Valencia, Spain, citing high demand for digital products.
It’s planned that by the end of the year, an initial team of up to 20 IT experts will be working on data-driven applications ranging from predictive maintenance to automated fulfilment solutions optimising the entire value chain of the aviation industry.
Valencia, with its “leading universities and rising tech company ecosystem”, was chosen as the ideal location for growing internationally. Lufthansa Technik said that an emerging tech scene with more than 900 start-ups, multiple incubators and community events creates opportunity for future collaborations. To ease its landing and effectively connect with the local business network, Aviatar has partnered with the Invest in Valencia Office, a joint initiative of the City Council of Valencia and the Official Chamber of Commerce acting as a facilitator and connective link to the city.
At Aviatar Valencia, the new colleagues will work in synchrony and at eye-level with their counterparts at the headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Agile software development is applied across the entire organisation and each employee is directly assigned to a product. Lufthansa Technik said this accelerates the onboarding process and allows to have a meaningful impact right from the start. Initially, Aviatar will settle within a co-working space close to the city centre. Both hybrid working and a lively exchange across the two locations are encouraged.
Aviatar is looking for experienced full-stack developers and software architects who are eager to work in an international environment and driven to disrupt the aviation industry digitally. At a later stage this year, data scientists and junior positions in further disciplines will also be available.
Launched in 2017, Aviatar is the independent platform for digital products and services developed by Lufthansa Technik. The platform offers its users digital products ranging from predictive maintenance to fulfilment and automated solutions. Aviatar combines fleet management solutions, data science and engineering expertise to provide a range of integrated digital services and products for airlines, MRO companies, OEMs and lessors, designed to integrate seamlessly with physical fulfilment in TechOps and beyond.
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