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R&D Instrumentation Technician/Prototyping Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023
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.
We are looking for an R&D Instrumentation Technician or Prototyping Engineer (based on seniority) to join our team.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • This position will be the first technician or prototype engineer (depending on experience) in our Mountain View, CA R+D center, and as such will have a chance to shape the flow of prototyping and testing in our design center.
  • Be a partner with and support the design engineers in bringing to life, testing, and troubleshooting Anduril’s different hardware products.
  • Fabricate and validate small quantities of electro-mechanical assemblies for prototype purposes.
  • Conduct rework and repair of PCBAs and cable harnesses/assemblies during engineering tests
  • Design and build prototype benches, test racks, and test instrumentation
  • Use measuring devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, clamp meters, and oscilloscopes, for engineering tests.
  • Conduct validation testing under the direction of engineers
  • Conduct product/acceptance tests on components and assemblies

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a technician or prototype engineer working in a prototype development lab environment.
  • Ability to read and understand complex PCBA schematics, cable assembly drawings, and test procedures, without the need to have detailed assembly instructions.
  • Experience with building and troubleshooting prototype electro-mechanical hardware, such as PCBAs, cables and wiring harnesses, test racks, and electro-mechanical assemblies (drones, robots, vehicles, or eq.).
  • Familiar and comfortable with standard electrical prototyping processes, such as PCBA rework (QFPs, BGAs, etc),
  • Extensive prototyping experience: Soldering, crimping, assembling cables and connectors, basic hand tools and simple tools (drill press, bandsaw, etc)
  • Familiar and comfortable with written test procedures, test report, documentation of test results
  • Basic electrical understanding and understanding of fundamental electrical concepts.
  • Familiarity with basic test equipment (DMM, Oscilloscopes, function generators)
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Deep understanding of PCBs, PCBAs, prototyping workflows and assembly techniques
  • Experience setting up and running tests (example: thermocouples, data loggers, etc.).
  • Associate level degree in electronics/electrical assembly or equivalent
  • Able to hand solder per IPC, J-STD and/or NASA-STD 8739.4
  • Wire harness experience in accordance with NASA-STD-8739.3 and 8739.4 and/or IPC-A-620 standards.
  • Willing to work overtime, and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unassisted.
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 fully subsidized during the work week with 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!
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!