Senior Engineer, Flight Controls Software

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

são paulo, state of são paulo, brazil
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 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:

  • Develop safety critical software components for Archer’s flight control system.
  • Participate in planning, design, scheduling, prioritizing, and tracking the project.
  • Work with system engineers to decompose item requirements into high level and low level software requirements in compliance with DO-178C.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop and integrate the complex hardware/software flight control system.
  • Development of software plans, processes & guidelines
  • Software requirements decomposition, analysis, definition, and traceability
  • Software design and development, performance, risk, safety, operation and cost optimization trade studies, and lead / conduct design reviews
  • Software analyses, requirements-based testing, and structural coverage analysis
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our processes to increase safety and efficiency.

What you need:

  • 5+ years of experience in a flight control software or a related field
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree
  • Proficiency with C/C++
  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Fluency with widely used scripting languages like bash and Python
  • Experience developing software complying with safety standards like DO-178C to high criticality levels (DAL-A/B)
  • Understanding of communication standards and protocols (RS-422/485, CAN, ARINC-429, AFDX, Ethernet, TCP/IP, etc.)
  • Familiarity with debuggers and lab instruments such oscilloscopes and bus analyzers
  • Experience with Model Based Software development and certification (DO-331)

Bonus qualifications:

  • Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog development
  • Familiarity with modeling tools like UML or SysML
  • Knowledge of Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and multi-threading
  • Experience in Linux
  • Experience with DO-254
  • Experience with tools qualification (DO-330)

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.


Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
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.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to People@archer.com. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.