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 vehicle design through all phases of the project, from concept design through flight test, V&V and certification
- Lead vehicle load cases definition per FAA certification requirements
- Collaborate with FAA for novel load conditions and analytical approaches
- Responsible for preparing certification test plans
- Responsible for generating documentation to support design and airworthiness certification using FAA, MIL, and ASTM standards.
- Responsible for performing static loads, dynamics, and vibration analysis of aircraft components, assemblies, and systems.
- Responsible for developing loads databases for air vehicle flight, landing, crash, and ground operations.
- Support test activities to gather experimental data for loads validation
- Support aeroelastic analysis of the vehicle (flutter and whirl flutter)
What you need:
- 5+ years of experience performing loads analysis for fixed-wing aircraft and/or rotorcraft
- BS / MS in Aerospace Engineering or related fields
- Strong mathematical background with a deep understanding of fixed-wing and rotorcraft aerodynamics, structures, flight dynamics, and vehicle performance
- Experience with loads derivation for both fixed-wing vehicles and/or rotorcraft
- Experience with rotorcraft comprehensive simulation tools (such as RCAS or CAMRAD)
- Experience developing FE models (NASTRAN or similar structural solvers)
- Experience with aircraft and rotorcraft certification standards (14 CFR Part 23, 25 and 27)
- Proficiency in Python and/or Matlab scripting
- Familiarity with software development best practices and version control
- Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in groups and individually
- Experience in a fast-paced design environment
- Prior experience working on aerospace certification program
- Experience in developing loads for eVTOL vehicles and/or tiltrotors, including loads for airframe components, tilting mechanisms, rotor blades, as well as variable pitch mechanisms
- Experience with structural dynamics, rotor dynamics, and vibratory loads
- Working knowledge of structural analysis and test, including a fundamental understanding of strength, stability and fatigue failure mechanisms