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Data Engineer

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.

What You’ll Do:

We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer to specialize in aviation data and analytics, focusing on two critical areas: scalable and efficient processing of flight test data for rapid design iteration and near-real-time analysis of aircraft health data for predictive maintenance. This role is vital for accelerating our aircraft design and improvement processes through efficient, scalable data processing and for ensuring operational reliability and safety through advanced predictive analytics.

In this role, you will be tasked with various aspects of data engineering. In addition to the above, your responsibilities will include but not limited to the following.

  • Architect and construct a comprehensive data warehouse, focusing on scalability, efficiency, reliability and solving business problems.
  • Engage actively with analytics teams and business stakeholders to understand their data needs, ensuring the data architecture supports decision-making processes effectively.
  • Develop and optimize ETL processes, data models, and data architectures for data transformation, structures, metadata, and workload management.
  • Implement and maintain robust data governance practices, ensuring data accuracy, compliance, and security.
  • Leverage big data technologies and tools for large-scale data processing and analytics.
  • Establish and oversee data quality monitoring and alerting systems to identify and rectify data inconsistencies and errors promptly.
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in data engineering and big data technologies.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Data Analytics, or a related field.
  • At least 5+ years of experience in data engineering, analytics, with demonstrated expertise in both batch and near-real-time data processing.
  • Proficient in data processing technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, PySpark) and real-time data platforms (e.g., Apache Kafka, Flink, Spark Streaming).
  • Strong understanding of SQL and programming languages (Python, Java, Scala) with a solid foundation in machine learning algorithms and other data science fundamentals.
  • Experience with cloud data platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure) and a deep understanding of data security and quality governance.
  • Exceptional analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate effectively across multidisciplinary teams.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication abilities, both in written and verbal form, are essential for effective collaboration with diverse teams.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Proficient with various cloud providers, e.g., AWS, and experienced in data development in cloud environments.
  • Experience in aerospace or a related field, particularly with flight test data analysis and aircraft health monitoring.
  • Advanced skills in predictive analytics and machine learning models for maintenance and anomaly detection.
  • Knowledge of IoT technologies for real-time data transmission and monitoring.

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. 

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 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 people@archer.com. 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.
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