Senior Staff Engineer, Instrumentation

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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.

Archer is hiring an instrumentation engineer to drive mission critical work on our propeller team. This is a high-impact and cross-functional role that will work closely with mechanical designers and analysts to optimize our propeller performance.

What you’ll do:

  • Support instrumentation development for a variety of propeller configurations
  • Ensure our instrumentation package will gather flight test data accurately
  • Create plan for sensor selection, including DAQ and power sources
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure key flight data is synchronized with the rest of the engineering org
  • Ensure safety is at the core of our instrumentation package
  • Collaborate with certification engineers

What you need:

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • MS / PhD in Aerospace Engineering or related fields
  • Experience building instrumentation packages for fixed-wing vehicles and/or rotorcraft
  • Proven expertise in helicopter rotor aeromechanics field (including aerodynamics, dynamics, loads, stability, performance)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to bring together small multidisciplinary teams on high impact, but time limited projects.
  • Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in a fast-paced design environment.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Familiar with FAA aircraft and/or rotorcraft loads and dynamics regulations (FAR Part 23, 27, 33, 35) and associated advisory materials.
  • Experience with instrumentation of articulated rotors or propellers (from test objective definition to instrumentation selection and design, from test execution to data processing and interpretation)
  • Experience with measurements and data analysis techniques
  • Pilot’s license
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Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
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