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:

  • Support vehicle aerodynamic and acoustic design through all phases of the project, from conceptual design to certification
  • Build acoustic models of various fidelity to analyze vehicle noise sources
  • Contribute to the development of Archer in-house aero-acoustic toolchain
  • Develop acoustic databases to inform vehicle sizing and design
  • Validate through experiments (test stands, flight tests, wind tunnel measurements) vehicle acoustic models and databases
  • Provide technical guidance to the rest of the engineering team regarding noise impact

What you need:

  • 3+ years of experience with BS, or 1+ years of experience with MS performing acoustic analysis of rotorcraft. Experience with tiltrotor or eVTOL programs preferred
  • BS / MS in Acoustics, Acoustic Engineering or related field
  • Strong understanding of fixed-wing and rotorcraft aerodynamics
  • Deep understanding of rotorcraft acoustics and noise sources
  • Experience modeling fixed-wing and/or rotorcraft aerodynamics using potential flow, free wake, and particle wake solvers
  • Experience using PSU-WOPWOP, ANOPP2, AAM by VOLPE (or similar aeroacoustic prediction tools)
  • Proficiency in Python and/or Matlab scripting. Experience in coding in Fortran is a plus
  • Familiarity with software development best practices and version control
  • Excellent hearing
  • Strong technical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in groups and individually
  • Experience in a fast-paced design environment

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience setting up and operating acoustic tests
  • Experience with measuring noise in diffuse fields
  • Familiarity with Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration hardware and software (PULSE)
  • Experience certifying aircraft for noise (14 CFR Part 36 or analogous method)
  • Familiarity with Lattice Boltzmann solvers such as PowerFLOW
  • Experience running NASA Overflow and/or Fun3D CFD software
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art surrogate modeling techniques
  • Familiarity with high-performance computing hardware and 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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