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Software Engineer - Distributed Systems (C++)

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022
Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.
Anduril is developing a fleet of autonomous robots to tackle the most significant security challenges faced by America and her allies. The distributed communications team develops infrastructure that allows these robots to communicate with each other over a globally connected mesh network. Infrastructure that the team works on include an inter-asset, distributed message bus and its accompanying features, including optimized routing algorithms, prioritized message scheduling, and useful QoS options.
Our software must function in highly dynamic and adversarial environments where nodes utilize varying types of physical links and protocols, have frequently changing network topologies, and have inconsistent link quality. Our software runs on embedded systems, and must be highly compute- and memory-conscious. The team’s challenge is to provide networking infrastructure that meets our high standards of reliability and speed given these stringent constraints.


  • Build application-layer software tailored to the bandwidth-, compute-, and memory-constrained environment of Anduril’s embedded systems
  • Engineer lightweight but effective distributed systems
  • Create testing, diagnostic, and simulation tools
  • Design and implement application-layer messaging semantics and interfaces


  • Minimum 3 years of software engineering experience
  • Comfortable working with customers to understand ambiguous problems, and break them down into definite requirements
  • Prepared to independently driving product vision
  • Willingness to own software across its entire lifecycle from design to deployment
  • Understanding of how Linux systems operate under the hood
  • Experience in: C/C++, Linux, Rust, distributed systems, embedded systems
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance
The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in all offers and are considered part of Anduril’s total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, employee life and disability, mental health and family planning benefits with all premiums paid by Anduril. Anduril provides fully paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and paid time off. A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians and all on-site meals are fully subsidized during the work week through use of our gourmet kitchens. The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.
Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we’d love to hear from you!