Staff Engineer, Aerodynamic Performance

Number of employees

900

San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2023-09-07

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

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.

**For the right individual, willing to consider remote working**

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.

What you’ll do: 

  • Perform vehicle-level trade study analysis
  • Define and validate vehicle performance requirements
  • Characterize the performance and capabilities of the aircraft. Perform Functional Hazard Analyses (FHAs) at a vehicle level.
  • Work with internal and external suppliers to integrate their systems into our comprehensive vehicle simulations
  • Support design and analysis activities to verify business and regulatory requirements will be met with high confidence 
  • Generate embedded aircraft performance models to incorporate into the aircraft flight manual, flight management system, and airline operations

What you need:

  • BS in an Engineering discipline required. MS or PhD in an Engineering discipline highly desirable
  • 10+ years of aerospace vehicle performance and simulation experience at a full-vehicle level
  • Expert in modeling and numerical optimization techniques with an  understanding of these in the context of aerodynamic vehicles
  • High level of expertise with developing vehicle analysis tools and simulations in Python and MATLAB.
  • Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced design environment

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience modeling and analyzing eVTOL aircraft and a deep understanding of the role of various aircraft subsystems including an electric powertrain.
  • Familiar with FAA regulations relating to aircraft and rotorcraft certification
  • Experience using simulation for certification credit
  • Pilot’s license

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 $151,680 - $189,600. 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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