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Chief Architect - C2 Systems

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 Chief Architect of C2 Hardware will manage our Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) program. A scalable and expeditionary intelligence ground station that will accelerate and simplify the Army’s ability to access and process massive volumes of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) data for fires with increased precision and accuracy. Our team is looking for a hardware focused architect with previous experience working on C2 platforms or ruggedized thermal, power and mechanical systems. If you are interested in working in an extremely innovative and fast paced environment, where your work directly makes an impact and difference in the products that are fielded this a fantastic opportunity.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to establish architecture content and develop innovative solutions that meet customer requirements effectively.
  • Employ Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodologies to effectively define interfaces between various system components within the architecture, ensuring seamless integration and streamlined development processes.
  • Develop comprehensive system architectures that encompass all critical components and subsystems, ensuring a holistic and integrated approach.
  • Define key capabilities and performance requirements of the hardware system, ensuring alignment with customer needs and industry standards.
  • Decompose system functionality into modular components, enabling efficient design and development processes.
  • Conduct thorough evaluations and make informed recommendations regarding potential external technology partnerships or vendors, leveraging their expertise when necessary to expedite hardware development processes.
  • Executes comprehensive technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, as well as supportability and effectiveness analyses.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to aid in translating customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Provide oversight in conducting testing and validation of hardware designs, ensuring quality, reliability, and compliance with industry regulations and standards.


  • Must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering field AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in MBSE or Systems Engineering OR a Master's degree with 3 years of related professional/military experience
  • Previous experience working on C4ISR platforms, integrating ruggedized thermal, power and mechanical systems
  • Ability to set/manage customer and internal/external stakeholder expectations while also prioritizing key program initiatives (schedule, cost, quality, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Cameo Enterprise Architecture / Teamcenter, strong understanding of various architecture frameworks (DoDAF, etc.), knowledge and understanding of interface control documents (ICDs)
  • Experience with hardware verification, testing, and validation methodologies
  • Experience in automotive or heavy-vehicle equipment
  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access, with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation
US Salary Range
$206,000$309,000 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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