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UAS Architecture Lead

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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 a UAS Architecture Lead to join our team. This role involves building the future of autonomous combat vehicles and aircraft by creating infrastructure and architecture for aircraft development and supporting rapid system design.


  • Build the future of autonomous combat vehicles and aircraft.
  • Create infrastructure and architecture for aircraft development and tooling to support rapid system design.
  • Work with cross-discipline teams to determine complex system trade-offs.
  • Define, architect, and integrate modules, payloads, and subsystems into a full vehicle system.
  • Develop communication architectures for interconnected avionics systems.
  • Collaborate with electrical, mechanical, software, and test engineers to deliver fully functional products.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment supporting new developments, active deployments, and customer-operated hardware.
  • Manage multiple projects at various stages concurrently.
  • Conduct hands-on measurements of power systems, including inrush and transients, and
    systems, including inrush and transients, and identify fault protection and isolation schemes.
  • Define vehicle state machines, faults, diagnostics, and behaviors.
  • Plan and document signal interconnections between system components by generating harness schematic drawings.
  • Build vehicle electrical bench setups (copper birds, bucks) and HIL systems to facilitate bring-up.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience with electrical system design and architecture for large UAS or military aircraft.
  • Familiarity with programming/scripting/ simulation languages such as Python, C,
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems involving networked microprocessors or embedded systems.
  • Experience in the development and testing of electromechanical devices.
  • Proven ability to use programming to solve challenging problems and increase efficiency through automation.
  • Understanding of low voltage and high voltage circuits and how to debug them.
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple
  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Familiarity with common electrical bus interfaces (CAN, Ethernet, RS422, 1553, etc.).
  • Experience reading system interconnect schematics and connector pinout drawings.
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Ability to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance.


  • Experience with payload integration on military and/or large unmanned aircraft.
  • Experience with cable design and interconnect drafting.
  • Familiarity with aerospace power standards (704, 461, 464).
  • Familiarity with aerospace communication buses (CAN, Ethernet, EIA-422).
  • Proficiency with C or other embedded languages.
  • Familiarity with software development processes and tools such as Git, GitHub, JIRA.
  • Experience with hands-on measurements for bus integrity (communications and power buses).
US Salary Range
$160,000$200,000 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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