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Senior Detection and Response Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Other Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 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.
Anduril's Information Security team is looking for a Senior Detection and Response Engineer to focus on building world class defensive controls to protect the infrastructure around our advanced defense technology products. This is a role with wide breadth that will have the latitude to design and implement cutting edge security architecture.


  • Build and maintain large-scale data pipelines, ensuring reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of data being ingested across cloud, SaaS, enterprise, and product environments
  • Collaborate with product security and engineering teams to architect and implement logging frameworks for Anduril’s products, assets, and other custom applications
  • Build and optimize tailored detection signatures, response playbooks, and response automation using detection-as-code principles
  • Lead threat modeling scenarios with cross-functional partners to understand weaknesses across Cloud, Mobile, Endpoints, and other environments incorporating findings into security controls and/or detection signatures
  • Lead threat hunting initiatives, collaborating with various engineering and product teams to emit signals to incorporate into detections, new telemetry ingestion, and/or security controls
  • Participate in an on-call rotation responding to security events and conducting incident response investigations while effectively communicating findings to key stakeholders


  • Programming experience in one or more general purpose languages (Python, SQL, Go, Rust, etc)
  • Experience building and refining SIEM tools, large-scale data pipelines, and logging architecture
  • Experience deploying infrastructure as code (Terraform, CDK, CloudFormation, etc)
  • Experience working in a traditional software development lifecycle (i.e. Github, CI/CD, unit testing)
  • Extensive experience utilizing AWS security controls and services
  • Experience conducting incident response in the Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Broad range of practical security knowledge across the spectrum of endpoint, network, identity, application, and cloud infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Strong communication skills and experience collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance


  • Experience with MacOS, Windows, and Linux internals
  • Experience conducting forensic analysis of MacOS, Linux, and Windows systems
  • 5+ years experience working in information security roles with a focus in security engineering or detection and response
Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills that you have that could make you a great fit, but are not currently listed. Research has shown this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply!
For Full Time Employment Opportunities: 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!