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 the architecture, design, integration and test of Archer airborne Communication & Surveillance systems, including functions like Detect and Avoid, Terrain Avoidance and Voice and Data communications.
Lead a multidisciplinary project team to develop and integrate complex hardware/software systems.
Define roadmaps and schedules, organize and prioritize the work, track and communicate progress.
Propose and evaluate architecture concepts, perform architecture and technology trade-off analysis.
Define the Communication & Surveillance system, subsystems and items requirements in accordance with ARP-4754A.
Contribute to the definition of the installation requirements for the aircraft antennas.
Define verification plans and procedures and support verification activities.
Work closely with avionics suppliers to select, procure, design, build and test avionics subsystems and components.
Contribute to the development of certification plans and issue papers for the FAA.
What You Need
7+ years of experience in a related field
Degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Aerospace or related field.
Experience with all phases of aircraft development from concept to entry into service.
Experience integrating aircraft audio systems.
Deep understanding of existing aircraft surveillance systems like Mode S, ADS-B, TCAS, ACAS and TAWS.
Broad knowledge of radio communication technologies for voice and data like VHF, CPDLC, LTE/5G, Wifi or Satcom.
Good understanding of antenna physics, separation criteria, radio propagation and link budgets.
Experience using lab instruments including Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers and signal generators.
Experience designing and configuring IP networks (TCP, UDP, Routers, Switches…)
Good knowledge on 14 CFR parts 23/25/91/135 and applicable guidance materials
Good knowledge of ARP-4754A, DO-254 / DO-178C standards.
Good knowledge of DO-160G qualification standard.
Familiarity with Python or similar scripting languages to conduct analysis.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Experience with Agile/SCRUM methodologies
Familiarity with modeling tools (SysML/UML)
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.