Principal Engineer, Electric Engine

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

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:

In the Technical Specialist role you will be responsible for solving complex cross-functional issues with Archer’s Electric Engine system. You will perform Electric Engine teardowns and root cause analysis - contributing to the development and verification cycle. You will also work daily with the Electric Engine design, Motor, Rotor ,Geartrain and test teams, contributing your expertise to improve future iterations of the Electric Engine. You will Lead the team by analysis and mentorship to Design engineering teams as an expert in design and engineering.

  • Create Electric Engine teardown procedures
  • Develop an Electric Engine health monitoring system that ultimately enables Archer to not perform Electric Engine inspection cycles based on time but based on fault indicators
  • Own the root cause analysis of field failures and ensure corrective actions are implemented to prevent future failures
  • Validation of Electric Engine requirements
  • Create Electric Engine end-of-line test specifications
  • Development of the Electric Engine DFMEA
  • Hands on Designer by experience who can lead by example and design alongside the team and check work.
  • Contribute to hands-on abuse testing - planning, setup, execution, and analysis
  • Lead Powertrain system optimization studies
  • Identify and drive to completion new areas for improvement across current and future systems.

What You Need:

  • Masters Degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, physics, or similar
  • Minimum of 5 years of Electric Engine experience
  • Hands on experience with Electric Engine teardowns
  • Experience in Electric Engine cell, pack, and abuse development
  • Ability to organize and lead cross-functional efforts
  • Experience with root cause and/or problem solving methodologies (8D, 5 whys, etc)
  • Strong data analysis, modeling, and optimization capabilities - MATLAB preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically
  • Strong presentation skills

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Aerospace and/or automotive development experience
  • Experience designing fixtures, procuring parts, and assembling test setups

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 $238,080.00- $297,600.00. 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.