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Senior IT Systems Administrator - Classified Programs

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Reston, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 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 is seeking a Senior IT Systems Administrator to directly support our most sensitive programs. You will be a part of the team building and maintaining the critical classified infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the world’s best engineers and cybersecurity professionals as you help to implement cutting edge systems. You will work directly with customers and systems deployed across the globe in support of national security missions all while gaining invaluable experience navigating complex cybersecurity regulation frameworks.


  • Build IT infrastructure at all classification levels and a variety of handling requirements (SAP, SCI) in ways that have not previously been done in classified spaces
  • Design, install, operate, maintain and troubleshoot classified IT systems consisting of a variety of operating systems (mainly Linux and Windows) and hardware
  • Work in close coordination with the ISSM and ISO in monitoring the information system(s) implementing configuration management across authorization boundaries
  • Serve as subject matter expert for classified IT matters that require escalation
  • Define, document and follow standards and best practices for systems design, testing, and implementation
  • Drive scripting and automation to develop solutions to common problems


  • Experience working with virtualized infrastructure (e.g., ESXi, Linux KVM, Hyper-V, Docker)
  • Extensive experience managing IT infrastructure in classified environments, including Windows Server, Active Directory, and Linux-based systems
  • Familiarity with scripting languages like Bash and Python for automation and task orchestration in classified environments
  • Provides Tier 1 and 2 problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems
  • Previous involvement in deploying IT systems from inception to operation, ensuring compliance with security requirements and regulations
  • Hands-on experience with virtualization technologies, such as VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Hyper-V, and containerization platforms like Docker
  • Proficiency in networking concepts and protocols, with a strong understanding of security best practices in classified environments
  • Ensure compliance with security standards and best practices, working closely with Information Systems Security Managers (ISSMs) and Information Systems Security Officers (ISSOs)
  • Install and resolve software problems with applications to include secure print/scan, Sentris, VoIP, Gitlab, Microsoft SQL, Postgres, and WSUS
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Develop and implement automation solutions to streamline operational processes and enhance system reliability and security
  • Troubleshoot configuration and integration issues in development, test and production environments
  • Must possess and be able to maintain a U.S. TS Security clearance with a FSP

US Salary Range
$136,000$275,000 USD

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 the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

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!

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