Mechatronics Engineer at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Electrical Engineering

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 the 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 a mechatronics engineer, you will work at the intersection of mechanical, electrical and hardware to prototype mechatronics systems and bring them into production. You will work to bring core competencies within robotics in order to design, develop and iterate on first of a kind prototypes. In addition, you will be working with a variety of focused personnel from software, electrical and mechanical to design end to end systems.


  • Own hardware from concept generation to real world use at the intersection of mechanical, electrical and software
  • Use first principles physics as a basis for every decision
  • Lead design reviews, run analysis, visit vendors, define and execute hardware test plans
  • Build prototypes, analyze failures, and transition successful projects into production
  • Support critical hardware demonstrations with customers as needed
  • Travel to test sites as needed


  • Experience in an immersive technical project (collegiate project teams or professional settings)
  • CAD skills (any platform) and ability to make high quality engineering drawings that meet common industry standards
  • Demonstrated hands-on fabrication skills
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and bringup robotic systems from mechanical design to sensing feedback and actuation
  • Core electrical competency with the ability to drive electrical design, test and analysis
  • Proficiency with software for scripting analysis and controls
  • High competence with, and fluid use of, engineering first principles
  • BS, M.Eng, MS or PhD in an engineering field
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • Experience in NX/Teamcenter
  • Experience with algorithms for control and sensing
  • Proficient use of Altium or equivalent
  • Ability to integrate electronic components into mechanical designs (motors, co ntrollers, sensors etc.)
  • Experience with machining, sheet metal, injection molding, and 3D printing

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!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Mechatronics Engineer
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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