GNC Team Lead at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Flight

Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.

As the GNC team lead, you will work with the broader Anduril Engineering teams to understand product and company objectives and align the GNC team to those outcomes.

You will manage and mentor the engineering team while still jumping in and doing hands on technical work as needed.


  • Provide technical leadership and vision for the Guidance, Navigation, and Control team as it grows in both size and capability
  • Make direct technical contributions as a GNC Engineer to the development of new and existing Anduril products
  • Provide administrative leadership for the Guidance, Navigation, and Control team as it scales with business growth
  • Communicate across various disciplines (systems, hardware, software, etc.) and with engineers from diverse backgrounds ranging from aircraft designers to game programmers
  • Manage requests from senior leadership and other engineering organizations to ensure work is properly allocated across the team
  • Coordinate Guidance, Navigation and Control tasking across multiple vehicles in various design states from preliminary design through flight test.


  • BS in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or related field with focus on dynamics and control
  • Experience with airborne platforms
  • Experience in MATLAB or Python
  • Familiarization with 6-DOF simulations
  • Leadership experience with small teams in fast-paced research and development environments
  • Passion for defending the United States and its allies
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. TS/SCI security clearance


  • MS or PhD in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • Experience with flight control design and analysis for fixed and rotary wing aircraft or missile systems
  • Experience with guidance algorithm development for ISR platforms or missile systems
  • Experience with inertial navigation, aided navigation, or advanced estimation techniques
  • C++ proficiency
  • Experience growing and managing a team of 10 or more people

Anduril 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!

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