Staff Aerostructures Engineer

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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 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 primary and secondary aircraft structural parts and assemblies (metallic and composite) in Siemens NX and Fibersim
  • Assist in developing standard methodologies for airframe design
  • Work closely with your team lead, suppliers and engineers from design, stress and M&P throughout the entire product development process from prototype to high rate production
  • Apply design for manufacturing concepts to create designs that are cost effective and easy to fabricate at rate.
  • Support manufacturing to ensure the successful build of the airframe and integration with the aircraft

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in engineering or a related technical degree with a focus on structures
  • 5+ years of experience with lightweight structures (aircraft, spacecraft, other high performance vehicles)
  • Strong CAD skills in NX (preferred), Solidworks, Catia or Creo
  • An understanding of load paths and fundamental mechanics of composite materials
  • Practical application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with design for manufacturing of composite parts
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in written and visual form
  • Attention to detail, strong organization and project management skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt within an ambiguous environment
  • Self-starter, team player, and desire to work in a fast-paced environment

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of FAA aircraft certification requirements for Part 23/27 aircraft
  • Familiarity with small passenger aircraft or rotorcraft
  • Experience with the manufacturing of composite parts or mechanical systems
  • Experience with fast paced structures development programs or supporting time sensitive flight test or aircraft operations

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 $122,880-$168,960. 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.