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Lead Embedded Software Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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.

Anduril’s Flight Engineering department is seeking a Lead Embedded Software Engineer for our Flight Software team.
The Anduril Flight Engineering team is integral to development of flight system solutions in all domains for our warfighters. As a critical member of our team, the role of a Lead Embedded Software Engineer is pivotal in driving the design, development, testing, and implementation of cutting-edge flight system technologies for our aerospace systems. Anduril fosters a dynamic learning culture, characterized by accelerated knowledge acquisition through modeling, simulation, analysis, and rigorous and frequent ground and flight test experimentation. At Anduril, you will be involved in flight testing the systems you develop.
The Flight Software team at Anduril develops flight computer vehicle software for all airborne and subsea vehicles. The team is responsible for developing the microcontroller embedded software that powers Anduril’s vehicles while working alongside a team of engineers with a diverse set of backgrounds and skills. Anduril has a collaborative culture with plenty of opportunities for ownership. As an early member of the team, your decisions today will have a large impact on the company now and into the future, as well as on our customers!
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.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Lead high-impact projects through requirements analysis, design, and execution
  • Provide technical leadership across a group of about 10-15 Flight Software Engineers
  • Develop microcontroller software using RTOS
  • Develop device drivers, protocols, and APIs for aircraft sensors
  • Integrate new features and sensors into flight controller software
  • Create aircraft control systems
  • Create SITL/HITL test fixtures
  • Analyze flight test results
  • Support device manufacturing efforts
  • Support operational aircraft deployment
  • Gain a working understanding of Anduril’s business lines and collaborate with leaders to build cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users
  • Communicate effectively to plan, execute, and deliver results across multiple teams and functions
  • Be an advocate for excellent engineering culture across the team
  • Mentor and coach engineers on the team to help them achieve their results and grow their careers
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 7 or more years of experience in Embedded Software or related technical experience
  • Direct experience with DO-178 standards or similar design assurance standards and processes
  • Direct experience in aircraft embedded software or other safety critical systems
  • Strong C programming skills
  • Background in low-level embedded software architecture, design, and development
  • Low-level device driver development, experience with microcontrollers and application processors
  • Comfortable with typical embedded systems tools, compilers, debuggers and IDEs
  • Familiarity with communications busses and protocols such as CAN, CANFD, ARINC-825, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553, UART/RS232/RS422/RS485, SPI, QSPI, I2C, Ethernet, etc.
  • Strong debugging skills through use of instrumentation such as oscilloscopes and protocol analyzers
  • Familiarity with revision control systems
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a U.S. Top Secret clearance

ANDURIL PRODUCTS

Anduril has been selected as one of the five vendors chosen to develop the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) for the Air Force's flagship autonomous aircraft program. We are honored to be the only non-traditional defense company selected to be part of the program and we are seeking highly motivated engineers to join us in the rapid development of a new, revolutionary aircraft.

For more information on the latest with Anduril visit our News site with articles such as Anduril: A year in review and many more.

US SALARY RANGE USD $154,000 - $231,000 + RSU's

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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