Air Vehicle Certification Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 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:

  • Authoring detailed test plans and reports that will be used to show compliance in structures, materials and processes, cabin systems, landing gear, and mechanical systems.
  • Preparing and updating documentation for Air Vehicle engineering certification deliverables (e.g. Means of Compliance, Certification Plans)
  • Leading the resolution and response to regulatory issues (e.g. Issue Papers) including coordinating with the affected engineering disciplines to investigate and resolve the issues and drafting or reviewing Archer technical positions and responses
  • Supporting certification test plan development and test execution at on-site and off-site facilities.

What you need:

  • BS in in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years working on the certification of aircraft structures and systems
  • In-depth knowledge of FAA regulations, guidelines, and advisory circulars pertaining to aircraft structures, interiors, and mechanical systems.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate content creation and issue resolution involving diverse groups of technical experts
  • Familiarity with certification standards and requirements of other aviation authorities
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex technical issues and propose effective solutions
  • Detail-oriented approach with a high level of accuracy in documentation and compliance.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams, regulatory authorities, and external stakeholders

Bonus Qualifications:

  • End-to-end experience in one or more civil aviation programs, from initial application and Certification Basis definition to type certificate approval
  • Expertise in wing, fuselage, empennage, interiors, mechanisms, landing gear, and materials and process
  • Experience in testing including instrumentation, data acquisition, and documenting and analyzing results

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 $151,680 - $189,600. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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 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.
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 All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.