Sr. Battery Controls Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 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 Sr. Battery Controls Engineer role, you deliver battery controls and estimation features for Archer’s high voltage battery management and charging systems – enabling the use of electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft for urban air mobility. Specifically, you will

  • design the controls architecture and algorithms necessary for safe and efficient flight,
  • identify accurate, control-oriented battery cell models to enable the design of high performance control and estimation algorithms on embedded systems,
  • create, test, and verify battery algorithms in model-based environments, and
  • work with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and verify battery management and charging system features at component, subsystem, and aircraft levels.

What You Need:

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with a background in control systems and estimation theory
  • 5+ years of experience in related field
  • Working knowledge of lithium-ion battery electrochemistry and electrothermal models
  • Expertise in a battery algorithm area (e.g., contactor management, cell state estimation, power and energy prediction, charge control, diagnostics and prognostics)
  • Excellent organization and communication skills

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with high voltage battery systems
  • Experience with new product development in regulated industries (e.g., aviation, medical devices)
  • Knowledge of FAA aircraft certification requirements for Part 23 aircraft
  • Experience with DO-160G, DO178C, and DO-254 standards
  • Experience with ARP4754 development process
  • Experience with ISO 26262, IS 15118, and SAE J1772 standards

Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications

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.