Inverter Requirements and Validation Lead

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, 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:

  • Help to define, validate, implement, and verify requirements for our inverter
  • Ensure the inverter / electric engine hardware & software requirements are complete and correct, with traceability to and fulfilling higher level requirements
  • Coordinate with other system engineers to ensure the inverter / electric engine, and therefore the vehicle, meet their requirements
  • Collaborate with inverter / electric engine technical leads and safety leads to define the functional breakdown
  • Aid in the definition of functional, physical, and logical interfaces
  • Contribute to architecture definition, trade studies, and cross-functional integration efforts and issue resolution
  • Develop low level requirement sets with support from technical leads and subject matter experts
  • Coordinate the validation and verification process for the inverter / electric engine, ensuring the plans are followed and process independence is maintained

What you need:

  • BS Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years experience developing and verifying inverters / electric engines
  • Experience working in the development of electronic control units
  • Experience using requirement management tools, such as Polarion, DOORS
  • Experience describing functions through block diagrams, flow diagrams, algorithms, etc.
  • Experience in Functional Safe design requirements and implementation
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Prior experience developing and certifying inverters / electric engines or systems utilizing multiple motors
  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing
  • Hands on experience with DO-160G testing and DO-254 development
  • Knowledge of motor control theory
  • Familiarity with hardware/software interface documentation
  • Experience with Qualification Test Procedures
  • Knowledgeable on 14 CFR Part 33/35 or equivalent regulations
  • Knowledgeable on SAE ARP4761, especially Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Passion for aviation and eVTOLs
At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $134,400 - $168,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and 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.