Aerospace Electric Engine Software Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

Software Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 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:

  • Conduct development and verification for certifiable safety critical software components of the aircraft motor control system software
  • Participate in the definition and documentation of streamlined software development and verification processes supporting the certification of safety critical software to comply with DO-178C
  • Work with systems 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, integrate, verify and certify complex hardware/software systems
  • Foster team collaboration to promote and support personal development


  • Collaborative mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication
  • Excellent Organizational skills
  • Passion for learning and problem solving

What you need:

  • 5+ years of experience in a related field
  • At least a BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree
  • Proficiency with C/C++
  • Experience with safety critical software development standards (DO-178C, ISO 26262, ASIL) to high criticality levels (DAL-A/B or ASIL C/D)
  • Experience with Motor Control
  • Hands-on experience through the Full Software Development Life Cycle (development through verification and certification/qualification)
  • Experience developing software on bare-metal systems
  • Understanding of communication standards and protocols (RS-422/485, CAN, ARINC-429, AFDX, Ethernet, TCP/IP, SPI, I2C, PCIe etc…)
  • Familiarity with diverse tools and technologies used for the development, testing and analysis
  • Experience working on software motor control systems
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Bonus qualifications

  • Experience with DO-254
  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with tools qualification (DO-330)
  • Experience with modeling tools/certification (DO-331)
  • Familiarity with modeling tools like UML or SysML
  • Experience developing with RTOS
  • Experience with board bring up and driver development
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.