Senior Mechanical Engineer at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Lexington, MA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Imaging - Sensor Engineering and Production

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!


  • Own hardware from concept generation to real world use
  • Use first principles physics as a basis for every decision
  • Lead system integration activities in to tactical platforms including ship and aircraft
  • Build prototypes, analyze failures, and transition successful projects into production
  • Support critical hardware demonstrations with customers as needed
  • Act as the mechanical program lead on new optical system development efforts
  • Define top level system architecture trades to develop optimal system designs
  • Execute in-depth and rigorous opto-mechanical designs
  • Travel to test sites as needed


  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Experience in an immersive interdisciplinary technical project (collegiate project teams or professional settings)
  • CAD skills (any platform) and ability to make high quality engineering drawing that meet common industry standards
  • Understanding of thermal and structural analysis
  • Demonstrated hands on fabrication skills
  • Ability to integrate electronic components into mechanical designs (motors, controllers, sensors etc.)
  • Experience with machining, sheet metal, injection molding, and 3D printing
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • Experience with complex optical system design, analysis, test and implementation
  • Experience performing detailed analysis including any of thermal-elastic, line-of-sight, jitter, modal, thermal

As an employee at a growing startup you will be given broad leeway to solve problems with the resources needed to win!

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
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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