Zulu Pods is a cutting-edge startup company dedicated to producing high-quality aerospace components. Our mission is to revolutionize the aerospace industry by providing innovative solutions that enhance efficiency, performance, and safety.

We are a company composed of technical experts in mechanical design of turbomachinery with members and partners with as many as 40 years experience individually and combined experience totalling more than 150 years. We are passionate designers, professionals and people. At Zulu Pods we believe in bringing your human to work as we embrace out of the box thinking and creativity.

At Zulu Pods, we

  • operate with Integrity,
  • take Extreme Ownership,
  • lift each other up with Servant Leadership,
  • win by Exceeding Expectations, and
  • succeed with Optimistic Vision.

If that describes you, please apply.



Amherst, MA


The Role

Zulu Pods is seeking an experienced engineer to continue developing our patented ZPod technology as well as to explore potential new markets by designing, prototyping, and testing new products. 

We have developed and tested several design architectures and are looking to mature some and create new ones. Also, additional product opportunities have come to light that will require engineering from the ground up. To accomplish these may require an in-depth comprehension of fluid mechanics or electromechanical devices and controls. 

Furthermore, Zulu Pods is a place where engineers apply their knowledge on and off the computer. Though on the job training and learning is always applicable and encouraged, an ideal candidate is experienced or at least interested in all aspects of engineering. Experience in the following key areas is preferred if not required:

  • CAD, test protocols and conduct, instrumentation, mechanical system manufacturing and assembly, fluid mechanics, CFD, turbomachinery, bearing lubrication and cooling. 
  • A broad understanding of aerospace applications is greatly beneficial as products progress towards representative testing on turbojet engines, drivetrain, and ultimately implementation on-wing. 

Lastly, working at a start-up is dynamic and may take on many other shapes. This also means that there will be opportunities to develop this role to suit your skills and interests, even outside of engineering.  



  • Develop new design architectures for fluid delivery in line with Zulu Pods mission and product focus areas. 
  • Assist in manufacturing of prototypes and test equipment. 
  • Conduct design reviews when necessary for larger scale efforts (i.e. new design architectures or test rig design).
  • Conduct incremental testing of designs and components to validate function and performance characteristics.
  • Manufacturing, assembling, and testing of prototypes, test hardware, and miscellaneous equipment. 
  • Representative rig or engine testing of prototypes – which likely includes rig development, hardware acquisition, instrumentation implementation, etc. 
  • Analysis, distillation, and presentation of test data for customer presentations. 



  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering or physics
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in aerospace, fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, automotive, or similar. 
  • Prior experience in projects related to research and development in mechanical system technologies or analyses.
  • Due to the nature of the work applicants must be US Citizens with no known issues that would prevent them from obtaining security clearance. 



  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Generous parental leave policy crafted by founders with deep appreciation for family.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic startup environment with a talented and dedicated team.
  • Potential for career growth and advancement as the company continues to grow.
  • Contribution to the advancement of aerospace technology and innovation.


Annual Salary Range

  • $100,000 – $150,000


Aspects of the role listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position.

Zulu Pods is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, where all employees feel valued and respected. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify our Office of Human Resources.

Job Categories: Engineering
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Amherst Mass.

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