Flight Sciences - Aircraft Performance 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 Flight Sciences Engineer– Aircraft Performance position is responsible for predicting and analyzing aircraft, autopilot, and mission performance in support of product and program development teams. This role requires a strong understanding of aircraft design, vehicle dynamics, equations of motion, and the physics of flight. Engineers in this role will predict performance of new vehicle concepts, quantify the effect of changes to existing designs including payload integrations, identify potential improvements of existing designs, create simulation models, and run Monte-Carlo and full software-in-the-loop simulation scenarios. The role also includes the analysis of flight test data as compared to predictions and simulation performance verification with flight data.


  • Minimum BS in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical engineering, or related field, with a focus on vehicle dynamics
  • Experience with: Aircraft design and analysis, flight dynamics, 6DOF simulations and subsystem component modeling
  • Experience with flight testing and data analysis
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret U.S. security clearance


  • Experience with the following:
  • Aircraft design analysis and modelling
  • Analyzing simulation and flight test performance data against requirements
  • Maintaining and updating simulation environment and models
  • Developing simulations to test guidance and control architectures before progressing to flight testing and finally deployed products.
  • Developing and analyzing Monte Carlo simulations

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
    Flight Sciences - Aircraft Performance Engineer - AREA-I
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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