Staff HV EWIS Design Lead

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San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-07

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



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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.

What you’ll do:

  • Create wiring diagrams and associated wire harness documentation for hazardous voltage (HV) harnesses operating at bus voltages between 400 V - 1000 V
  • Support the team in the performance of trade studies on potential harness and connector solutions and optimize for Size, Weight, Performance & Cost metrics at the harness and vehicle level and present these results to a cross-functional team
  • Prepare and qualify test procedures for HV harnesses with references to existing standards when possible
  • Support the team in performing failure analyses of HV harnesses and drive the analyses to identify root cause(s) and corrective action(s) and support incorporation of the corrections
  • Design a testing campaign to optimize cable, connector, material, and manufacturing processes testing and utilize test results to determine the proper solutions from a design and failure correction perspective
  • Support transition of HV harness designs to manufacturing
  • Work closely with module, HV bus, mechanical, and thermal teams to understand the use case and load profiles to appropriately specify and test harnesses
  • Work closely with the EMC and EEE groups to implement grounding schemes and EMI mitigation strategies

What you need:

  • BS Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, or Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years experience developing EWIS for vehicles (automotive, aerospace, etc.)
  • Experience performing Design of Experiments (DoEs), among other methods, to resolve issues encountered in design, manufacturing, and application of HV harnesses
  • Strong understanding of Aerospace/Mil-Spec wiring components and their assembly procedures
  • Experience designing test procedures, instrumentation, and breakouts to support manufacturing and end-of-line manufacturing tests
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of EWIS concepts, certification, and experience with FAA AC 25.1701
  • Experience implementing light weight conductors (aluminum) in a volume production vehicle
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Custom plugin development and report generation
  • Passion for aviation and eVTOLs
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 $163,200 - $204,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at [email protected]. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


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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