Software Project Manager
Updated on 2/16/2024
Archer

501-1,000 employees

Developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft
Company Overview
Archer stands out in the urban air mobility industry with its focus on designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, aiming to transform the way people move and utilize time. The company's competitive edge lies in its proprietary electric powertrain system, which offers higher power density and efficiency than current market offerings, while ensuring longevity and safety at both the cell and pack level. With a team based in Santa Clara, CA, Archer's commitment to technical advancement and industry leadership makes it an exciting and dynamic place to work.
Hardware

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$2.4B

Founded

2020

Headquarters

San Jose, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

15%

1 year growth

90%

2 year growth

260%
Locations
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Atlassian
Management
JIRA
Confluence
CategoriesNew
Business & Strategy
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum 4 years related New Product Introduction (NPI) experience in aerospace, automotive, or related industry
  • Understanding of software development process
  • Project management and/or technical leadership experience
  • Familiarization with Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, or other scheduling software
  • Familiarization with Atlassian Jira and Confluence for task management and collaborative documentation
  • Ability to operate in an ambiguous environment with little direction
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Responsibilities
  • Build and maintain strong relationships across different Archer engineering teams
  • Develop project task-based schedules and track/report milestone progress against the program management plan
  • Identify and manage project Risks, Issues and Opportunities to closure in partnership with functional leads and Program Managers
  • Identify issues, propose solutions and drive recovery plans to closure
  • Execute within project schedule and budget, tracking expenses and identifying cost-savings opportunities
  • Relentlessly drive on-time execution
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders, providing updates on project milestones, risks, and issues
  • Prepare and present project reports, status updates, and performance metrics to senior leadership and key stakeholders
  • Support and lead software change control boards to manage project scope and drive technical discipline
  • Identify areas of improvement or gaps in current processes and develop strategies to promote efficiency and productivity
  • Compare actual performance against planned performance to identify variances, and help manage tasks on the Critical Path
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer, Software, or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of, and experience within, aerospace flight control systems
  • Thorough understanding of engineering product development including design phases, manufacturing processes and global supply chain management
  • Certification experience and/or experience working with DO-178C