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:

  • Collaborate with various engineering disciplines to design high-reliability, safety-critical systems for an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft
  • Perform analysis such as reliability predictions, reduced BOM analysis, Weibull analysis, FMEAs, FMESs, etc. to support item and component failure rate / MTBF / MTBUR substantiation
  • Support failure / reliability testing and derived requirements (MTBF / MTBUR / Dispatch Interruption Rates (DIR))
  • Create and maintain a Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) process & database
  • Coordinate with vendors and suppliers to obtain and substantiate reliability data
  • Support System-Level Safety FHAs, FTAs, PSSAs, SSAs for avionics, propulsion, and power systems per SAE ARP4671
  • Support MMEL for avionics, propulsion, and power systems per SAE ARP4671
  • Interface with regulators and DERs on the development and review of systems safety artifacts

What you need:

  • 8+ years of safety-focused reliability and system safety experience
  • BS, MS, or PhD in engineering or related field
  • Experience with reliability substantiation (by analysis and test)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAE ARP4761
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Bonus qualifications: 

  • Knowledgeable on SAE ARP4754A
  • Experience with HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), ESS (Environmental Stress Screening), or HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening)
  • Experience working on type certification of an aircraft from start to finish under 14 CFR Part 23/27 or equivalent regulations (14 CFR Part 25/29)
  • Prior experience on cert projects with significant software and complex hardware elements; knowledgeable on RTCA DO-178 and DO-254


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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