Senior Thermal Engineer

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San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2023-09-08

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Archer is an aerospace company building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft focused on improving mobility in cities. The company's mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

Archer's thermal team is looking to hire a thermal engineer with a background in 3D CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)modeling (StarCCM+ preferred), 1D analysis tools, and strong fundamentals in doing hand calculations or back of the envelope calculations.

The individual will work on various multi-disciplinary projects for various part of the aircraft thermal management for eg. Engines, batteries, Wings etc. 

Apart from running analysis, the individual will have the opportunity to develop / drive test plans and participate in hands-on testing

Direct experience in an Aerospace / Automotive settings preferred but applicants from all other backgrounds will be considered


  • 5-7 years of industry work experience, working on real life projects; from analysis based design, to operational issues, failure analysis. Phd or Research experience doesn’t count
  • Strong fundamentals in thermal analysis and fluid flow. Ability to run 3D CFD is not sufficient
  • 3D Complex geometry CAD cleanup, meshing. Familiarity with commercial CAD tools for extracting / manipulating geometries
  • Testing experience in terms of developing and driving test plans to validate models / analysis
  • Experience in Python or matlab scripting experience and developing 1D thermal models - Complex RC network 
  • This role requires the employee to be onsite in Archer’s San Jose, CA office.

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between  $134,400 - $168,000 . Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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