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Propulsion Engineer - Turbomachinery

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 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.

We are looking for a Turbomachinery Engineer to enhance our Propulsion Development team. This role is critical in developing and optimizing advanced propulsion systems to meet our aggressive and innovative goals. You will be responsible for developing and qualifying air breathing propulsion systems along with supporting flight testing as needed.


  • Own critical turbomachinery components and be responsible for every aspect of the turbomachinery design and analysis, demonstrating ownership and work in close collaboration with manufacturing and assembly.
  • Assist in research and development regarding design of aircraft engines, engine components, advanced combustion and fuel injection systems.
  • Conduct aerodynamic and thermodynamic analysis to evaluate new and existing designs.
  • Ensure that turbomachinery solutions are developed to meet challenging manufacturing goals, minimum cost/weight and on an aggressive schedule.
  • Lead projects from conception through to testing and validation.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in turbomachinery engineering
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of internal combustion engines.
  • Creation and maintenance of 3D models of compressor geometry.
  • Exposure to testing of engines, or powertrain components.
  • Proven expertise in the aerodynamics and thermodynamics of turbomachinery.
  • Professional experience using Siemens NX (Unigraphics) or other CAD packages
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • Experience with air-breathing propulsion systems (Small jet engines, APUs)
  • Experience with Numerical analysis Toolsets for turbomachinery (AxStream, Concepts NREC)
  • Experience with aerodynamic rig testing techniques for turbomachinery components.
  • Experience stage matching using multistage 3D CFD (e.g. ADS, APNASA, FINE/Turbo)
  • Familiarity with Turbine Cycle Analysis (NPSS)
  • Professional experience designing, testing, or flying air-breathing combustors, augmentors, ignition systems, variable area nozzles, or turbomachinery.
US Salary Range
$142,000$205,000 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 the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

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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