Architecture Lead, HV Battery

at Archer Aviation
Location Palo Alto, California
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent


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

Lead battery pack architecture layouts and tradeoff studies to ensure the battery can meet high

level power, energy, volume, mass, cycle life, cost, safety requirements.

Own battery mechanical layout. Work with the vehicle layout team and other external

stakeholders to develop the battery pack interface points. Work with battery design engineers to

allocate space for thermal, structural, electrical components.

Lead weekly battery pack CAD reviews and flythroughs. Ensure CAD cleanliness to Archer


Collaborate with systems engineering teams to review/approve battery requirements, using

analysis/prototypes/experience to ensure the battery pack architecture can meet the intent

Work with the test and integration teams to ensure performance requirements are met at both

the bench and aircraft levels

Own the battery pack engineering BOM and control the release process.

As architecture phase comes to completion, own the design/release of individual components

within the battery. Working with suppliers, supply chain, quality on DFM, cost, schedule,

component delivery.

Work with the manufacturing engineering team to support process feasibility studies, prototype

builds, and launch of production site.


Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a related field

5+ years of mechanical design experience

Experience with HV systems

Expert understanding of efficient mechanical/thermal/electrical design.

Knows how to use simplified tools, calculations, CAE to quickly drive development.

Solid background in CAD / tolerance stack / GD&T (NX experience preferred)

Been through the product development process from concept to high volume production.

Developed parts with a number of manufacturing processes: laser welding, stamping,

composites, adhesives, brazing, ultrasonic welding, fastening.

Familiar with UN38.3, IEC, UL, and ISO standards as they pertain to HV batteries.

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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