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
Manage and assist with building the certification team for an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from concept to product launch
Collaborate with the regulatory authority (FAA) and internal engineering team to establish the certification basis for the aircraft
Coordinate means of compliance with internal customers
Assist the team with drafting Issue Papers and Whitepapers as necessary for proposing Methods of Compliance, Equivalent Levels of Safety, or required special conditions
Coordinate and develop certification plans
Continue to educate the FAA and industry groups on eVTOL technologies
Build a team of internal and external DERs to support substantiation of the aircraft design and implementation
Assist in the implementation of Archer’s Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP) with the FAA
What You Need
10+ years of industry experience
BS, MS, or PhD in engineering
Prior experience in an engineering or program management role
Experience working on type certification of an aircraft from concept to issue of a type certificate under 14 CFR Part 23/27 or equivalent regulations
Prior experience on cert projects with significant software and complex hardware elements
Understanding of aircraft system certification per SAE ARP4754A
Experience with certification under 14 CFR 21.17
Knowledgeable on SAE ARP4761, RTCA DO-160, DO-178 and DO-254
Experience working with regulatory agencies to certify aircraft features or functionality which are not covered by existing FARs
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.