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Manager, Robotics Software

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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.

The Vehicle Autonomy (Robotics) team at Anduril develops aerial and ground-based robotic systems. The team is responsible for taking products like Ghost, Anvil, and our Sentry Tower from paper sketches to operational systems. We work in close coordination with specialist teams like Perception, Autonomy, and Manufacturing to solve some of the hardest problems facing our customers. We are looking for software engineers and roboticists excited about creating a powerful robotics stack that includes computer vision, motion planning, SLAM, controls, estimation, and secure communications.

Anduril is seeking a talented engineering leader to join our organization to expand our growing product portfolio reporting to our VP of Vehicle Autonomy. This creative and energetic individual will help us make the future of autonomous military systems a reality. The ideal candidate will be a proven technical leader who can influence our organization to make the right decisions, demonstrate customer empathy, build trust with partners, mentor teammates, and transform culture within the team.

Preferred office location is our Costa Mesa, CA (HQ) with travel expectations.

What You’ll Do

  • Define a vision and develop a strategy for maturing our delivery model, weaving together customer intent and Anduril’s desired outcomes into a long-term roadmap for Robotics Software team
  • Strengthen and grow a dedicated software discipline around the end to end delivery of complex customer projects here at Anduril
  • Execute programs with a focus on technical execution to achieve program milestones
  • Work with the Program Managers and Engineers to set program priorities
  • Actively and proactively manage and mitigate technical risks
  • Lead and continuously develop a high performing team that demonstrates Anduril’s core values
  • Effectively lead, manage, and execute - from early stage system design, market surveys, and technical evaluations to later stage software development, system integration, testing and deployment and management of a potentially large number of engineers
  • Incorporate SW development best practices and provide mentorship to the Software Engineers

Core Qualifications

  • BS in Robotics, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years professional experience
  • Experience leading large engineering teams as well as successfully leading cross team projects
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong C++ or Rust experience in a Linux development environment
  • Must be eligible to obtain and hold a US DoD Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or a related field
  • Proven experience in autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones, maritime vehicles or similar applications.
  • Good practical understanding of Robotics principles: localization, motion planning, CV, etc.
  • Hands on SW development experience
US Salary Range
$196,000$294,000 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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