Skunk Works Careers


Think you have what it takes to be a Skunk?
There are open positions in Air Vehicle Development and Mission Systems

What do the world’s first stealth aircraft, the world’s most advanced fighters, and the world’s fastest manned aircraft have in common? They were all imagined by “Skunks” – some of the most innovative, strategic and visionary thinkers around.

For more than 70 years, Advanced Development Programs (ADP), also known as the Skunk Works®, has been making aviation history. Today we’re seeking world class talent to help us continue our legacy of unmatched technological achievement.

We are entering an exciting innovation cycle and you can be part of it. Currently, there are requisitions open throughout our Palmdale, California and Fort Worth, Texas locations and we are just getting started. The job focus areas include:

  • Software and Systems Architecture
  • Embedded Software Development
  • Avionics and Sensor Systems
  • Stores Management
  • Signature Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Propulsion Integration
  • Airframe Design
  • Structural Analysis
  • Mass Properties
  • Subsystem Integration
  • Subcontract Management



If you are interested in joining the world-renowned Skunk Works team, visit the Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs Jobs webpage to explore the various opportunities.

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