Lead Guidance

Navigation and Control Engineer, Navigation Emphasis

Posted on 3/27/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops autonomous systems for defense missions

Data & Analytics
Robotics & Automation
AI & Machine Learning


Newport Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 8 or more years of experience in Guidance, Navigation & Control engineering or related technical experience
  • Strong knowledge of navigation principles, including inertial navigation, GPS, and star trackers
  • Experience with navigation system design, development and testing on aerospace systems
  • Deep expertise in Kalman filtering, Extended Kalman filtering, and other estimation techniques
  • Experience with real-time systems and embedded software development is a plus
  • Knowledge of sensor fusion and data integration techniques
  • Demonstrated expertise in covariance analysis methodologies and transfer alignment techniques
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • General knowledge of guidance and flight control systems
  • Experience applying covariance analysis techniques to optimize navigation system performance, error modeling, and system uncertainty assessments, and requirements methods
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility for access to a U.S. Top Secret material
  • Analyze mission requirements and constraints across the Anduril product portfolio to determine optimal navigation system architecture
  • Lead an Anduril-wide navigation and estimation community of practice
  • Lead our navigation strategy, roadmap and solution architecture
  • Driving evaluation and integration of advanced alternative navigation aiding sources
  • Design, develop, integrate and test inertial navigation systems (INS) for aerospace vehicles (UAS, spacecraft, missiles, etc.)
  • Develop algorithms for navigation, guidance, and control systems, including extended Kalman filters and other estimation methods using various programming languages
  • Develop advanced sensor fusion algorithms leveraging INS, GNSS, cameras, LiDAR, and other sensors for highly precise navigation in complex aerospace environments
  • Apply covariance analysis techniques to optimize navigation system performance, error modeling, and system uncertainty assessments, and early requirements derivation
  • Adapt and apply real-time pose localization algorithms from robotics to enhance the accuracy and robustness of aerospace vehicle navigation where applicable (desired)
  • Architect and improve calibration procedures for sensor suites used in aerospace navigation systems
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate navigation solutions into overall flight systems
  • Conduct rigorous simulation and testing for validation of navigation algorithms and systems performance
  • Leverage and build on Anduril's advanced simulation and GNC infrastructure
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and research in aerospace navigation technologies

Anduril Industries specializes in the development of autonomous systems for defense, incorporating advanced AI via their Lattice OS. This robust platform facilitates sophisticated command and control abilities and integrates modular hardware components for scalable solutions. This focus on high-level autonomy in critical missions positions them as a leader in defense technology, offering employees a dynamic environment where cutting-edge technology meets significant, real-world applications. Working at Anduril Industries provides a unique opportunity to contribute to innovative and impactful defense solutions.

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding



null, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


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Full Family Health Coverage

16 Weeks Paid Leave for All Caregivers

Family Planning & Support

Incentivized Time Off

Mental Health Resources

Financial Planning

Unlimited Provisions

Professional Development