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:

  • Lead a team of pilots supporting the development and certification of Archer’s piloted eVTOL aircraft
  • Collaborate with the engineering and human factors teams on the development and evaluation of the cockpit and pilot interface
  • Support the Certification team through all aspects of Type Certification
    • Author and/or review Flight Test Plans with associated Company/Certification Reports
    • Evaluate FAA eVTOL guidance and develop unique certification requirements for Archer’s flight test program (examples: stability and control, handling qualities performance, hover and transitional flight) with AC 23-8C - Flight Test Guide for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes
    • Flight Test program planning to include Function & Reliability testing
  • Collaborate with the Systems Engineering team to develop a safety program per FAA Order 4040.9 for a certified aircraft
  • Lead the Flight Test Risk Management Program in compliance with FAA Order 4040.26 for the flight test program
  • Design and implement a pilot training program for a novel eVTOL aircraft
  • Work with the Flight Test team to complete testing of an autonomous unmanned aircraft
    • Serve as remote PIC during flight test events

What you need:

  • 5+ years experience in flight test as a test pilot
  • Graduate of an accredited Test Pilot School
  • Experience with FAA airworthiness certifications and requirements
  • FAA airline transport pilot (ATP) or unrestricted commercial pilot license with multi-engine rating and instrument flight rating
  • At least FAA Class II medical certificate

Bonus Qualifications:

  • FAA DER - Flight Test Pilot and/or Flight Analyst
  • Flight experience with both fixed and rotary wing aircraft
  • Familiarity with EASA, Transport Canada (TCCA) and/or ANAC Brazil certifications and requirements


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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