AeroVironment – Why Work For Us?


AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider focusing on leading edge unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems. Founded in 1971, AeroVironment is built upon four decades of harnessing human power to achieve breakthroughs in science, engineering, and customer productivity. 

AeroVironment’s late founder, Dr. Paul MacCready, named by TIME magazine as one of the “greatest minds of the 20th century,” instilled a spirit of boundless imagination that drives our organization today.

Be a part of the team that has a record of breaking records. AeroVironment developed the world’s highest-flying airplane, developed the world’s most widely used unmanned aircraft system, and has seven vehicles displayed in the Smithsonian.

AeroVironment also proposed and then co-developed the first modern electric car, installed thousands of charging stations for electric vehicles worldwide, and is building an electric vehicle ecosystem to redefine the way we drive.

Named as one of the top 15 “Cool Companies” to work for by Fortune magazine, AV designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy systems.

For decades AeroVironment has harnessed the power of our people to imagine & do, to innovate & transform, to inspire & impassion. Innovative collaborators thrive at AeroVironment. 

AeroVironment’s research and development teams develop new capabilities in support of existing businesses as well as entirely new solutions for potential future businesses. With a well-defined commercialization process in place, AeroVironment’s development pipeline continues to expand the company’s horizons, and help our customers win.

Although our elegant solutions help customers do more with less, we believe in helping employees do more with more. More open communication. More teamwork. More challenges.

Bring us your enthusiasm. We'll bring you the support you need to do the best work of your life. As an employee, you'll help bring products from concept to testing to production. You'll understand how your work fits into the whole. You'll feel good about coming to work.

We have many offices, and we're growing. Join us.


Benefits & Compensation

Reward Your Mind

Imagine coming to a place where you really do learn something every day. If that sounds like your kind of place, then a job at AeroVironment could be for you.

Of course, loving your work isn’t enough if your child gets sick or if you’re worried about healthcare. That’s why AeroVironment provides comprehensive benefits - from medical care to flexible spending accounts to dental care - to help keep you and your family well.

Make the most of your time off, too. When you live in Southern California, you can drive to the beach in 30 minutes and the mountains in an hour. Step out for a quick jog or bike ride. Some of our more adventurous employees even bike to work.

Every opportunity to work at AeroVironment, named one of the top 15 “cool companies” by Fortune Magazine, comes with a particular set of perks – for building your work portfolio, expanding your knowledge or just working at a place where you can be motivated every day.

But some jobs have a little extra something to offer. Here are some of the most in-demand, high energy, dynamic, smart jobs we’ve got. Check this section regularly, as we periodically rotate these spotlight jobs where you can bring your talents to a place that makes a difference.

Right now, we’re especially eager to meet some of the best and brightest engineers. We know how in-demand you are, and that’s why we’re willing to go the distance to make this the best work experience possible.

Project Manager, Sr.

Monrovia, CA

Develop and lead development projects within EES. Become a highly visible member of the team to assist our growth by delivering high-value new products, key product improvements and execution of customer-funded programs.

We’re looking for someone who can manage multiple projects, in different project life-cycle phases, simultaneously, reporting and assisting resource allocations in the most efficient and priority-driven way. Excellent organizational and communication skills a must –if you’re a born leader who can manage project teams with confidence, we want you.

For full details and to apply, go HERE.


Integration Engineer II

Simi Valley, CA

Engineering lead for development and integration of munition components into an UAV and deployment systems.  In this role, you’ll travel to support system tests and manage the transition of development projects into production by completing product documentation in coordination with product engineers.

We need someone well versed in field and range testing of systems involving explosive components. A wunderkind at the engineering fundamentals of physics, thermodynamics, & material properties.

For full details and to apply, go HERE.

Thank you for your interest in job openings at AeroVironment. We welcome you to review our site and search our current job postings. New postings may be added at any time so check back at least once a week to see if any opportunities match your interests. You can view open positions before using the online application process.

AeroVironment has an online application system, iRecruitment, which allows applicants to search available jobs and submit their application via the internet. We encourage you to become familiar with our application system by reviewing the Jobs page and accessing information on our application process.

AeroVironment Reviews

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AeroVironment Chairman, President, and CEO Timothy E. Conver
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
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    I have been working at AeroVironment full-time (More than 3 years)


    Wonderful Engineering staff and a few selective folks in supply chain, doc control, production and Legal are great to work with . A Go get 'em hustle. If you love what you do, there are more than it's share of challenges to chase after and win. The product lines are cool too.


    Although both EES and UAS divisions are now operating under one umbrella and roof. Still divisive minded across both divisions. Internal cohesiveness broken down. They can change this environment, slow to do at mid-management level. Executive staff sits high and looks low.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the element of "FEAR" in the workplace. It builds walls internally and resentment. If you have integrity, no one likes to throw others under the bus. But to prevent a write up? Yes, maybe. You will never receive the best work performance from an employee in fear. Telling someone "Thank You for your hard work" face to face rather than email goes so much farther than you think.

AeroVironment Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AeroVironment.


    Sent in the application via email and the recruiter sent me a questionnaire to fill out regarding my relevant experiences. The hiring manager contacted me a month later after reviewing all the applications to set up a phone interview. They requested my transcripts a week later and I received an offer letter soon after.

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AeroVironment Awards & Accolades

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Best of What's New , Popular Science, 2011
Grand Award (Security) , Popular Science, 2011
50 Best Inventions , TIME Magazine, 2011
Best of What's New (Security) , Popular Science, 2013
Top Performing Company , Aviation Week & Space Technology, 2015
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Additional Info

Headquarters Monrovia, CA
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Public (AVAV)
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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