Staff Autonomy Software Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

Software Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 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:

  • Join a small team of engineers working on Archer’s autonomous future
  • Breakdown high level concepts and requirements into achievable tasks
  • Develop simulations and technology demonstrators to verify and demonstrate concepts
  • Architect, implement and validate software that will be deployed to simulations, drone testbeds and full scale aircrafts
  • Work closely with suppliers, partners, regulators and standardization bodies to develop the required components and technologies
  • Contribute to evaluating emerging technologies, concepts, and industry trends


  • Passion for learning and problem solving
  • A general knowledge of or interest in aviation
  • Experience with advancing technologies from concept to production
  • Degree in engineering or related field

What you need:

  • 10+ years of professional experience in the Aerospace/Automotive industry
  • Hands on experience designing, implementing, integrating and validating software for autonomous systems
  • Experience with widely used languages like C++, Python, Matlab
  • Generalist mindset, with the ability to work cross platform, from bringing up simulations on cloud compute platforms to optimizing software for embedded systems
  • Broad knowledge of sensors typically used in autonomous systems (INS, radars, cameras, Lidars, radio positioning systems, etc.).
  • Good understanding of computer architecture, embedded software, communication standards and protocols
  • A basic understanding of fundamental physics
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Bonus qualifications:

Experience certifying software for aerospace or autonomous vehicles (DO-178C or ISO-26262)

  • Experience working on software for Flight Controls, State Estimation or Flight Management Systems
  • Excel at working on multiple projects at the same time or wearing multiple hats

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.