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: 

  • Perform trade studies, requirements derivation, and establish the overall vehicle configuration based on requirements
  • Apply understanding of loads paths, design best practices, and hand calcs to design robust structural configurations
  • Apply design for manufacturing concepts to create designs that are cost effective  and easy to fabricate. Preferred experience with composite sandwich construction and adhesive paste bonding
  • Develop company standards for composite and metallic part CAD models and drawings 
  • Work closely with and mentor other engineers on the design, stress and M&P teams
  • Provide technical guidance on design concepts (risk vs. cost vs. performance)
  • Support manufacturing to validate and verify that designs meet requirements and specifications

What you need:

  • 5+ years of experience with lightweight structures (aircraft, spacecraft, other high performance vehicles)
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field
  • Experience with the design of
    • Large bonded structures
    • Sandwich construction
    • Hand laid prepreg carbon fiber
    • Machined metal
  • Ability to design and analyse simple components
  • An understanding of load paths and laminate design fundamentals
  • Strong CAD skills in NX (preferred), Solidworks, Catia or Creo
  • Familiarity with PDM systems
  • Experience with the manufacturing of composite parts
  • Experience with analyzing and dispositioning non-conformances
  • Knowledge of FAA aircraft certification requirements for Part 23 aircraft
  • Self-starter, team player, and desire to work in a fast-paced environment


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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