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Design Engineering Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Mississippi, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 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.

The Anduril Rocket Motor Systems (ARMS) team is on a mission to build next generation solid rocket motors for a safer, more connected world. To achieve our vision of becoming a large-volume provider of tactical rocket motors, we will develop differentiated products and services that maximize our customers’ capabilities, and we will establish and maintain a reputation of Quality and Reliability.

Anduril’s Rocket Motor Systems group is seeking a Design Engineering Manager to join our team. The Rocket Motor Systems group designs, develops, and manufactures next-generation solid rocket motors for defense and space applications at Anduril.


  • Lead a very small group of engineers with a common goal of increasing workflow efficiency at the McHenry site.
  • Foster a collaborative environment among like-minded engineers.
  • Attend kick-off meetings and meetings with customers or relevant stakeholders.
  • Work with your team and lead major projects from cradle to grave.
  • Delegate portions of engineering projects to relevant team members.
  • Present and own project progression at Rocket Motor Systems leadership meetings.
  • Peer review project designs and give constructive criticism when necessary.
  • Coordinate with parties across the Rocket Motor Systems group to understand at a fundamental level what testing and hardware growth would like to be made in the coming year(s).


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to coordinate and delegate work efficiently.
  • 5+ years minimum experience designing mechanical hardware or leading a group of engineers.
  • CAD model and drawing generation experience.
  • Familiar with basic machine shop tools.
  • U.S. Person Status is required as this position needs to access controlled data


  • Advanced degree (masters or doctorate) in engineering or engineering management.
  • Certification in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Expertise in engineering tool development in Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, and/or Python.
  • Experience with Solidworks CAD.
  • Design for manufacturing and production experience.
  • Familiar with common and advanced machining operations on manual and CNC machines.

US Salary Range
$106,000$160,000 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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