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:

  • Design, procure components for, and integrate a modular real-time flight simulator to study cockpit design and piloted handling qualities of novel electric VTOL aircraft
  • Define and implement various pilot inceptor interfaces
  • Develop and refine models to simulate physics, sensors, actuators, and digital systems
  • Work closely with Avionics and other GNC engineers to resolve simulation and flight software problems
  • Define the long-term simulator strategy for certification and pilot training
  • Contribute to GNC system design and verification testing as a member of the GNC team
  • Work closely with test pilots to integrate feedback and continually improve the piloting experience 

What you need:

  • Experience building, debugging, and maintaining flight simulation systems
  • Familiarity with fly-by-wire flight control systems
  • Understanding of flight dynamics of aircraft and/or rotorcraft
  • Experience modeling physical aerospace systems
  • Proficiency in MATLAB & Simulink
  • Deep understanding of real-time systems
  • Familiarity with flight simulator design and performance standards

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in C++ or Python
  • Experience with COTS flight simulator software (X-Plane, MSFS, FlightGear, etc.)
  • Familiarity with aircraft or rotorcraft handling qualities criteria
  • Understanding of aviation human factors
  • Experience developing or testing fly-by-wire flight control systems
  • Experience with pilot inceptors, haptic, aural and visual pilot cueing
  • Familiarity with 14 CFR Part 60 Flight Simulation Training Devices
  • Knowledge of system identification techniques


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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