Area-I, an Anduril Company, is a  Metro-Atlanta-based company dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft systems designed for use by the United States Armed Forces. We specialize in the development of unmanned aircraft systems that eject from host platforms or modular launch systems. These platforms are designed to meet the specific needs of our customers, where we design, build, test, and ultimately deliver unique solutions to the customer. Area-I’s customers include the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and NASA.


Experienced mechanical engineer with a background in classical (hand calculations) and finite-element or numerical methods analyses.  Serves as a member of the core mechanical engineering team to lead IRAD (internal research and development) projects, and help develop company standards, processes, and resources in mechanical engineering. 


  • Minimum BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a related field 
  • 8+ years relevant industry experience (6+ with MS, 4+ with PhD) 
  • Expertise in structures, composites, dynamics, heat transfer, aero/fluids, or similar analyses 
  • Matlab, C/C++, and/or python for modeling and analysis 
  • Finite-element expertise desired 
  • Instrumentation and testing experience desired 
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance


  • Perform and coach others in various analyses appropriate for each phase of design 
  • Review and approve designs and analyses 
  • Help develop company mechanical engineering standards and processes 
  • Facilitate shared knowledge among engineers through a web-based design manual 
  • Lead continuous improvement projects and teams 
  • Recommend and build company analysis resources 
  • Provide status reports and supporting documentation 

Area-I 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!
Eligibility Dispositions: U.S. Person Status is required as this position needs to access controlled data. 

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Marietta