Senior Mechanical Engineer at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Quincy, MA

Employment Type: Full-time

Anduril is fielding the next generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to tackle the extremely challenging industry demands of seabed exploration. Founded in 2018 by a group of experts in the AUV industry, Anduril has brought to the market a unique, ultra-long-range, full-ocean-depth platform and a completely refreshed maritime vehicle and flexible manufacturing architecture that scales from “large” to “extra-large” vehicle sizes. Today, Anduril is executing on multi-million-dollar contracts for the US Navy and DARPA while simultaneously performing Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) commercial surveys. Anduril is a well-funded, venture-backed team with over 100-years of combined AUV experience from organizations such as Liquid Robotics, Teledyne, Bluefin Robotics, Oceaneering, the US Navy, and more.

As our team continues to quickly grow, we are looking for motivated candidates that are inspired to work within an extremely energetic, creative, and innovative team that is passionate about subsea robotics and exploring the open ocean. We work in a highly dynamic environment where collaboration and idea sharing are a way of life.

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join Anduril, working in a cutting-edge start-up environment to advance the state-of-the-possible in subsea robotics.


  • Work within a dynamic team of multidisciplinary engineers and specialists throughout the life of AUV design, integration, and test efforts
  • Design and perform structural analysis and reporting on critical mechanical systems, including the main vehicle structural frame, drag fairings, launch and recovery equipment, etc.
  • Perform mechanical engineering system development, analysis, and prototyping to solve challenging subsea design issues and validate new designs for use in the Anduril-LD
  • Design high-reliability mechanisms for subsea application
  • Perform research into vehicle design for extended subsea exposure
  • Perform AUV, subsystem, and 3rd party component integration, test, and debug
  • Create and implement redlines from integration and test phases
  • Conduct offshore AUV testing when required (typically single day trips with occasional multi-day deployments)


  • Practical and theoretical experience in mechanical engineering and a passion for subsea hardware development
  • 7+ years designing, testing, and debugging mechanical systems
  • 5+ years experience performing structural analyses on welded structures and/or complex assemblies with the ability to draw meaningful conclusions and communicate results
  • Experience with SolidWorks
  • Hands-on system build and test experience
  • Experience working in fast paced, high growth, dynamic companies
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance


  • 5+ years working with subsea mechanical systems with a thorough understanding of the ocean environment including the effects of exposure to seawater, pressure, and temperature
  • Experience operating robotic systems offshore
  • Experience with design for manufacturing
  • Experience designing and operating equipment lifting and rigging for at sea operations
  • Experience with thermal analysis and simulations
  • Experience with CFD analysis and simulations
  • Experience in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing technologies

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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