Senior/Staff Systems Engineer, Avionics

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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:

  • Perform a wide range of tasks including: requirements development, system modeling, safety analysis, verification procedure creation, test execution and preparing certification documentation
  • Participate in architecture definition, trade studies, and mutli-disciplinary integration problem solving
  • Work with Pilots, Operators, Maintainers and Human Factors to optimize maintenance functionality
  • Ensure Maintenance & Recording Subsystem requirement sets are complete and correct, with traceability to and fulfilling higher-level requirements
  • Coordinate integration of the Maintenance & Recording Subsystem with other Aircraft Systems (e.g. Flight Controls, Propulsion, Battery…)
  • Own and implement Maintenance & Recording Subsystem configurations
  • Liaison with Technical Publications organization for maintenance related documentation
  • Coordinate Avionics System related development, integration and verification activities between Archer teams and Archer suppliers
  • Perform system integration activities of the Avionics System in the various integrated labs
  • Assist with definition of installation and qualification requirements for equipment within the Avionics Systems
  • Coordinate with other System Engineers to ensure the fully integrated aircraft meets its requirements and is optimized
  • Based in Archer HQ, San Jose, CA. Travel: 5% or less

What you need:

  • Experience with Aircraft Maintenance & Aircraft Avionics Central Maintenance Computer
  • Experience with Aircraft Voice & Data Recording (CVDR)
  • Experience in implementing Maintenance & Recording Subsystem configuration
  • Good understanding of aviation communication protocols (e.g. ARINC 717, ARINC 429, Serial/Ethernet, RS-232/RS-422, Discretes, Analogs, CAN bus, etc…)
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g. Python, JSON, XML, etc…)
  • Experience with 14 CFR Part 23 and/or 25 Certification, ARP-4754/ARP-4761, DO-254, DO-178b/c, DO-160
  • Experience with functional and non-functional requirement definition for Integrated Avionics computing and networking components
  • Experience on one or more programs with a formal Systems Engineering process
  • Experience executing formal Validation and Verification activities in a civil aerospace program
  • Experience with system requirement management tools such as Polarion and/or DOORS
  • 8+ years of experience in Avionics Systems development, integration and installation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or related field)
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication
  • Passion for learning and problem solving
  • Collaborative mindset, willingness to step in and support where needed

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with: 14 CFR Part 91 and/or 135 Certification
  • Experience with general aviation VFR/IFR flight operations
  • Significant experience with Flight Guidance, Communication, Navigation, and/or Surveillance Systems
  • Experience developing or using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) models and tools
  • Experience with Agile development methods

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.