Who we are: 

Archer is an aerospace company based in Palo Alto, 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:

  • Participate in the verification and validation of the flight software and requirements 
  • Participate in studies to help design the aircraft and inform requirements
  • Design and implement the algorithms that enable safe flight for our aircraft 
  • Work with the Flight Test team to design tests that safely evaluate the vehicle capabilities
  • Implement the models required to simulate our aircraft properly
  • Analyze flight data to improve our models

What you need:

  • Graduate degree in related field OR Bachelor’s and 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in C/C++ and MATLAB/Simulink
  • Strong knowledge of vehicle dynamics, sensor fusion, localization, optimization, and control theory
  • Familiar with military or civilian aircraft requirements
  • Familiar with DO-178c and safety critical software
  • Experience with sensors and robotic algorithms that are required for autonomy

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Experience with certified flight control software


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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