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Senior Flight Performance Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

Anduril has been selected as one of five vendors chosen to develop Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) for the Air Force's flagship autonomous aircraft program. We are honored to be the only non-traditional defense company selected to be a part of the program and we are seeking highly motivated engineers to join us in the rapid development of a new, revolutionary aircraft.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Aerodynamics and flight performance of unmanned air vehicles / missiles
  • Work with flight test team to support planning, execution and analysis of flight sciences focused testing
  • Aerodynamic analysis of unmanned air vehicles, using both low and high order methods, including analysis tool development and improvement as needed
  • Stability and control analysis
  • Aircraft performance modeling and simulation
  • Aerodynamic loads generation

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS or MS degree in Aerospace Engineering
  • 5+ years work experience as an individual contributing engineer
  • Ability to travel as required for testing
  • Test experience including data acquisition, data analysis and project coordination
  • Flight test param-id (parameter identification) for aerodynamic modeling
  • Experience with aircraft performance analysis and predictions
  • Competent in a variety of aerodynamic analysis techniques including hand calculations, vortex lattice methods, panel methods, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Strong programming skills and code development experience
  • Experience preparing formal documentation (i.e. specifications, test procedures, technical reports, etc)
  • Must possess and be able to maintain an active Secret security clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with transonic and supersonic flow regimes

US Salary Range
$142,000$213,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in all offers; and are considered part of Anduril’s total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits, including comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans, employee life and disability, mental health and family planning benefits with all premiums paid by Anduril. Anduril provides fully paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and Paid Time Off. A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians, and all on-site meals fully subsidized during the work week with gourmet kitchens. The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we’d love to hear from you!

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