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AeroVironment Overview

Monrovia, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (AVAV)
Aerospace & Defense
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

AeroVironment – Why Work For Us?


Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems, and serves militaries, government agencies, businesses and consumers. We empower troops, growers, engineers, electric vehicle drivers and more with the actionable intelligence they need to proceed with certainty – and succeed.


Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 40 years. “A history of making history” — seven of AV’s innovative vehicles are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC. These remarkable vehicles demonstrate the ability of our team to seize a vision and turn it into reality.

AeroVironment is a company where creativity, curiosity, and passion combine in a collaborative culture to deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones, pioneered today’s advanced EV charging technologies and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone. Join us in developing the next generation of solutions from small UAS and tactical missile systems to tomorrow’s electric vehicle charging and test systems. Our company provides exciting opportunities for high quality individuals who excel in business, engineering, technical, operational and administrative areas.

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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.

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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 CEO & President Wahid Nawabi
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    Really great place to work. Recent senior management changes at top levels have had really improved this company


    Being that we are size wise pretty small (600-700 employees) Senior leadership has a dramatic impact on the company if we go back to the poor management of the previous few years.

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AeroVironment Interviews



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    The process took a week. I interviewed at AeroVironment (Simi Valley, CA).


    Phone screen. Then a phone interview with the manager with what they are looking for and the kind of work they do. The question involved around particular skills. Nothing to complicated. They look for C#

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AeroVironment Awards & Accolades

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