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 aircraft design process through all phases from conceptual and preliminary aerodynamic design analyses to integration, test activities, and certification
  • Define objectives, plan, and execute aerodynamic testing, including, but not limited to wind tunnel testing, propeller testing, aeroacoustic testing, flight testing, and vibration/modal testing
  • Coordinate the design and fabrication of wind tunnel models and other test articles
  • Estimate loads for test article sizing and design
  • Work with Archer engineers, external suppliers, wind tunnel model makers, and fabricators to create, assemble, instrument, and conduct tests
  • Select test instrumentation and build data acquisition systems
  • Process experimental data, document results, and compare with predictions

What you need:

  • 5+ years of experience in wind tunnel testing of airplanes and/or rotorcraft
  • BS / MS / PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a related field
  • Experience in wind tunnel model design, including instrumentation selection
  • Proficiency in CAD modeling (NX, Solidworks) and mechanical design
  • Excellent knowledge of aerodynamics/wind tunnel experimental methods
  • Knowledge of and experience in data processing, reduction, and analysis methods
  • Experience setting up data acquisition systems (NI, UEIPAC, B&K)
  • Strong understanding of fixed-wing and rotorcraft aerodynamics
  • Experience with aero low-/mid-/high-fidelity simulation tools for loads calculations
  • Excellent work planning and issue resolution skills
  • Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in groups and individually
  • Experience in a fast-paced design environment

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with wind tunnel testing of powered models and/or rotors
  • Experience with wind tunnel testing of static/performance models
  • Experience with wind tunnel testing of airfoil sections
  • Experience with test stand rotor setup and testing, including instrumentation, data acquisition and processing
  • Experience setting up and operating acoustic tests
  • Aero/performance flight test experience


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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