Aircraft Systems - Payload Engineer - AREA-I at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Atlanta, GA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Flight Systems

Area-I, an Anduril Company, is a Metro-Atlanta based company dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft systems designed for use by the United States Armed Forces. We specialize in the development of unmanned aircraft systems that eject from host platforms or modular launch systems. These platforms are designed to meet the specific needs of our customers, where we design, build, test, and ultimately deliver unique solutions to the customer. Area-I’s customers include the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and NASA.


The payload engineer is responsible for understanding the interactions between payloads and the aircraft subsystems to participate in aircraft system design cycles and testing. This role involves embedding with project engineering teams to provide subject matter expertise to design impacts on the entire aircraft system and for the testing and implementation of new payloads. This position is expected to be very hands-on with design cycles from concept through bench testing and flight testing.


  • B.S in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, or related background
  • Strong understanding of software and avionics components and their interactions
  • Relevant experience in sensor or effector systems and how they interact with computers and networks.
  • Experience with autonomous systems
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance


  • Experience with the following:
  • Acting as a resource and subject matter expert for program payload integration efforts.
  • Maintaining aircraft payload systems architecture.
  • Maintaining implementation, test, ICD documentation for vehicle systems.
  • Identifying new technology, hardware, or software to improve Area-I aircraft systems.
  • Performing bench and integration testing on new systems.
  • Flight test engineering, data collection, experiment design, data processing
  • Updating simulation environment or provide qualitative/quantitative simulation environment data for simulation team.

Area-I is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Aircraft Systems - Payload Engineer - AREA-I
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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