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:

  • Build aerodynamic loads database to be used by Structural design team
  • Develop test plans and collaborate with Hardware team to gather experimental data to validate loads and correlate to models
  • Develop flutter and whirl flutter analysis using both simplified low-fidelity methods and higher-fidelity aeroelastic software packages
  • Contribute to the development of Archer MDO vehicle sizing and analysis tool

What you need:

  • 5+ years of development experience with BS/MS OR 0-2 years of experience with PhD 
  • BS / MS / PhD in Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • Strong understanding of fix-wing and rotorcraft aerodynamics
  • Strong understanding of aircraft dynamics and performance
  • Experience with static and dynamic loads derivation for aircraft
  • Experience with XFoil, AVL, ASWing and other tools for aero-structural analysis
  • Experience with NASTRAN or other aeroelastic packages
  • Experience coding in Python 3 and Matlab
  • Strong technical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in groups and individually

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with aircraft and rotorcraft certification standards (FAR 23, 25 and 27)
  • Experience in developing loads for eVTOL vehicles and tilting mechanisms
  • Experience running whirl flutter analysis of tilt rotor systems
  • Experience with rotor dynamics and vibratory loads
  • Familiarity with panel methods and CFD tools 


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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