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Flight Test Engineer Jobs in Palo Alto, CA at Archer

Title: Flight Test Engineer

Company: Archer

Location: Palo Alto, CA

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 60 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

Develop Company and Certification test plans for ground, flight, and component level testing

Identify, collaborate and assess risk for all levels of test activities

Interface with engineers across the organization to accomplish test objectives safely and efficiently

Author and/or review Company/Certification Reports

Prepare and present material in support of test readiness reviews

Provide support for test events as a flight test engineer and/or test conductor

Prepare and lead flight briefs and debriefs for test events

Lead and participate in test setup (flight line) activities

Report and communicate test results

Participate in all aspects of the Flight Test Safety Risk Management process

Contribute to the certification effort of a novel electric aircraft

What You Need

6+ years of experience in developmental flight test

Experience with telemetry room operations

Flight test aircraft configuration management and conformity experience

Experience with flight test instrumentation

Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering

A collaborative attitude and a meticulous attention to detail

Diverse testing experience in both performance and systems testing

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience with FAA airworthiness certifications and requirements

Bonus Qualifications

Experience with large-scale unmanned aircraft flight test

Experience leading test events in a telemetry room environment

Electric aircraft design and integration experience

Experience in Part 23 and/or Part 27 certification flight test

FAA DER – Flight Analyst

Proficient with Matlab

Experience with rapid manufacturing or prototyping

FAA pilot certificate

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.

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