Hadrian Automation

East bay, la, remote, sf, silicon valley
51 - 100 employees
26 - 50 engineers
$50m - $100m funding
Pre-series a

Hadrian is building the alien dreadnought; autonomous precision component factories that help our customers in Space, Defense, Med Device, Climate, Semiconductor and Aviation build their products 2 x faster and cheaper.

Currently, we are building Factory #1 in LA and rounding out our core team (SF, LA, Remote). Our early customers are the US's best makers of rockets & satellites.

We're a team of 8 growing to 20 of ex SpaceX, Google folks. We're back by Founders Fund, Lux Capital & Construct Capital.

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Why join us?

  • CEO is 2nd time founder with an exit under his belt. We have major traction with customers already and a world class manufacturing, software and Space industry team.

  • Backed by Founders Fund and Lux Capital

  • Going after a huge, growing market (Space) against competitors who are legacy manufacturers that mostly use paper to run their factories.

  • Our tech is proven; we are already 50%+ more efficient than our customers top suppliers today.

Engineering at Hadrian Automation

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is in it's early stages, split across 3 core projects;

  1. Our FactoryOS Flow
  2. Our Automated CAM Programming solution
  3. Factory Data / Integrations

Right now, CEO is leading engineering team, and we have two full time full stack developers working on Flow, and 1.5 on Automated CAM.

We run on weekly or 2 weekly sprints with a very efficient pipeline from Product -.> Visual Design -> Engineering -> Testing.

Frankly, we are looking for Staff / Senior engineers who can help define and implement our architecture and help mature our team.

Technical Challenges
  1. Applied Operations research / schedule optimization in an environment with lots of moving parts on the factory floor, often with unclear time values

  2. Visual and other inspection of parts that need to be accurate down to 1 micron or less

  3. Integrations and dealing with data from 5+ different hardware vendors

  4. Dealing with inspection requirements for Space parts - incredibly complex geometries at tight tolerances

  5. Automating CAM; a wicked problem that we've made huge progress on, from optimal cutting tool selection to toolpathing to Comp-Geo feature detection.

Projects you might work on
  • Building a factory operating system with complete real time state of every resource (machine / human) in the factory, and being able to schedule those resources on the fly - mostly the scheduling algorithm component

  • Abstracting a factory into an API for our customers

  • Automating the CAM process; feature detection, logistics and toolpath optimization

  • Building a data layer between our Factory OS & 5-10 different hardware types/vendors to provide a clean API of factory state

Tech stack

Working at Hadrian Automation

We value intellectual honesty; we often change our minds and welcome active discussion around assumptions to ensure we get the right answer without getting hung up on ego, or whose idea it was

We work super hard because we believe in the mission and importance of our existence

We take quality seriously, given that we're making parts for human spaceflight and aviation

In general, everyone at Hadrian is excellent at their role, moves at lightning speed but is also a nice human being with a well rounded life.

Diversity and Inclusion

Doing this in manufacturing is frankly incredibly difficult. We first started to solve this by ensuring a large % of our cap table was women partners at VC funds with expertise in manufacturing. Long term we want to actively invest in women in manufacturing (ie: training people from scratch in manufacturing skills). For diversity other than genders, we have a huge range of backgrounds.

We're so early that we're lucky to have a team that values diversity and we welcome all backgrounds naturally. This is especially so since most of our team aren't from traditional social backgrounds; eg: more than half our team are immigrants, and our manufacturing team aren't from traditional backgrounds (eg: dont' have a college degree).

This gives us a lot of natural empathy to under-represented backgrounds in the early days.

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited PTO

  • Company Retreats

    We do yearly retreats and are planning on heading to rocket launches where our parts will be on certain launch vehicles!

  • Beautiful Office

    both in LA and SF we have amazing offices / factory that are super aesthetic

  • Travel

    We often fly remote folks into LA for in person factory / team time.

  • Flexible Hours

    As long as you get your work done, we literally dont care what time of day you do it in

  • Work from Home

    We do hybrid WFM and are hugely accommodating to WFH

  • Relocation

    If you want to relocate to LA, we'll cover your expenses up to $12k

  • Social impact driven

    If Hadrian does not exist or thrive, Space, Carbon Sequestration, Energy, Medical Device and other key industries will have a very hard time reaching their goals.

  • LGBTQ+ friendly

    No-one at the company cares (in the best possible way) what your sexual preferences are; it's so normal to have non-heteronormative preferences that it's not a consideration. Obviously we support and encourage folks to be themselves at work.

Our Team by the Numbers

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