Powertrain Modeling Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 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:

  • Design, develop and test high voltage, high power density electric powertrains for eVTOL applications
  • Responsible for all aspects of electromagnetic designs, including stator and rotor analysis of various electric machine topologies.
  • Analysis and optimization of the motor design using FEA for thermal modeling, acoustics and vibration
  • Come up with detailed analytical loss and performance models of all powertrain components (motor, gearbox, inverter, HV distribution)
  • Validate simulation results through dynamometer testing
  • Ownership of the electromagnetic design through all stages of development from concept, design, testing, validation, and production release and support
  • Continuously evaluate new technologies and design improvements to develop the most power dense, efficient and reliable electric motor through optimization

What you need:

  • MS or PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics
  • 5+ years of experience in electromagnetic motor design and powertrain modeling
  • Experience with electromagnetic FEA software (Ansys Maxwell, Infolytica, FEMM …)
  • Expert knowledge of and hands-on experience with surface and interior permanent magnet motors
  • Experience with thermal modeling
  • Strong analytical skills and optimization fundamentals
  • Sound knowledge of motor control and power electronics
  • Experience with electrical machines of 50kW-200 kW up to 1000V
  • Experience with optimizing electric machine design for power density
  • Completed at least one full cycle from paper requirements to a finished product motor
  • Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with matlab, python or other scripting languages
Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at people@archer.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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.
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