Project Manager, Program Analysis

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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:

As the Project Manager for Program Analysis, you will lead the effort to collect diverse program planning and execution data and then transform it into actionable information. The resulting reports and visualizations will be used to drive critical resource and priority decisions throughout the company. This position will report to the Program Manager for Aircraft, and will have the opportunity to work closely with a large cross section of Archer including: Engineering, Integrated Test, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality and Flight Test.

  • Manage and Maintain Integrated Master Schedule for the Midnight Program
  • Serve as a primary Subject Matter Expert for planning and scheduling processes, procedures, tools and systems.
  • Gather program data from tools such as MS Project, Jira and Teamcenter
  • Work with end users to create dashboards, visualizations and reports clearly identifying progress and help needed
  • Assist with streamlining Program Management processes and meetings
  • Compare actual performance against planned performance to identify variances, and help manage tasks on the Critical Path.
  • Participate in periodic forecasting related to schedule performance risks, likelihood of success, maintaining program schedule reserve, etc.
  • Participate and contribute to decision making leading up to Program Management Reviews.
  • Work collaboratively with other Archer teams to clear roadblocks to design, supplier management, manufacturing and testing of the Aircraft
  • Lead cross-functional projects such as trade studies and sub-system design reviews

What You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or in a related field or equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum 4 years related New Product Introduction (NPI) experience in aerospace or similar industry.
  • Advanced User for Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Online
  • Experience with Jira (or similar tools)
  • Proven expertise in program planning and scheduling including knowledge of developing and maintaining schedule networks.
  • Experience creating reports, dashboards and visualizations with Jira, Confluence, Power BI or similar tools
  • Analytical capabilities to identify schedule critical paths and optimize engineering / supply chain timelines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Technical Program/Project Management or Project Engineering experience.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering product development including design phases, manufacturing processes and global supply chain management.
  • Experience with aircraft civil certification programs.

Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications

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 $150,000 and $165,000. 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.