Systems Test Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

Quality Assurance
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 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 100 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:

  • Collaborate with Archer stakeholders to conduct required testing of integrated propulsion systems
  • Manage competing priorities for lab usage to best support Archer’s company goals
  • Build, maintain, and operate propulsion test stands in our dedicated propulsion test labs
  • Post process test data with Design Engineers, System Engineers, and Reliability Engineers to identify design critical operating modes and create design validation test plans
  • Innovate Archer’s testing processes by implementing test system designs or productivity improvements
  • Investigate issues discovered during testing to determine root cause and drive product improvements
  • Install and remove aircraft propulsion components on test stands
  • Utilize data acquisition HW/SW to execute component acceptance testing
  • Document results of test in manuals and reports

What You Need

  • BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 4+ years of experience conducting physical testing and analysis of mechanical or electronic systems against detailed requirements
  • Experience leading and driving technical projects to completion
  • Experience with a diverse range of test instrumentation devices (e.g. pressure, strain, temperature measurement)
  • Basic working understanding of electrical circuit design, mechanical engineering, power electronics, motor drives
  • Experience with electrical test equipment, hand tools, power tools
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to use provided software for data analysis and reporting
  • Wind tunnel testing or rotor/propeller test experience

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with object-oriented coding language and data acquisition tools
  • Experience with component, system, or vehicle validation testing (FAA DO160, or equivalent)
  • Experience with Python, MATLAB, NI, or other data acquisition and analysis software.
  • Experience with HV systems and safety
  • Experience with integrated system communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet, RS485 etc.)

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 $138,240 - $153,600. 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.