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Field Operations Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Quincy, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 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 is fielding the next generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to tackle the extremely challenging industry demands of seabed exploration. Anduril has brought to the market a unique, ultra-long-range, full-ocean-depth platform and a completely refreshed maritime vehicle and flexible manufacturing architecture that scales from "large" to "extra-large" vehicle sizes. Today, Anduril is executing on multi-million-dollar contracts while simultaneously performing Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) AUV operations.

As our team continues to quickly grow, we are looking for motivated candidates that are inspired to work within an extremely energetic, creative, and innovative team that is passionate about subsea robotics and exploring the open ocean. We work in a highly dynamic environment where collaboration and idea sharing are a way of life.

We are seeking an Field Operations Manager to join Anduril, working in a cutting-edge start-up environment to advance the state-of-the-possible in subsea robotics.


    • Manage marine operations team for biz line, including responsibility for overall budget, asset management, prioritization, team structure and development, etc.
    • Manage processes and workflows to ensure consistent and quality operations, including development and advancement of internal training programs
    • Support the generation and maintenance of customer training curriculum on product use, including documentation required to support products (such as user guides, mission planning guides, etc)
    • Work with our business development and project management team to plan, staff, and budget for external projects and contracts
    • Provide constructive and collaborative feedback and inputs into program scoping efforts, product roadmap, tech design efforts, etc.
    • Build a culture of partnership, ownership, trust, and support across programs, engineering, and operations
    • Conduct routine and on-demand headcount planning exercise and coordinate with the Maritime staffing process
    • Overall responsible for all operations of the Dive-LD, supporting program efforts, product development, IRAD efforts, and the Field Operations Team
    • Planning support infrastructure to include overall facilities footprint, support equipment (Cranes, vessels, locations, etc.)
    • Lead teams of Field Test Engineers, AUV operators, and other maritime support personnel
    • Work within a dynamic team of multidisciplinary engineers, surveyors and specialists throughout the life of AUV design, integration, test efforts, customer demos and jobs
    • Lead day-to-day operations for multiple AUV platforms, including conducting pre-mission testing, launch and recovery, vehicle tasking, and data analysis
    • Deploy globally in support of at-sea AUV operations from a variety of support vessel types
    • Contribute to next generation design on all platforms and facilitate testing of new technology
    • Travel and support customer facing operations approximately as required, sometimes for multiple weeks at a time


    • Ability to adapt quickly and learn in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
    • 5-10 years of experience leading and/or managing distributed teams
    • Strong background in asset management and logistics, including application of personnel, test assets, etc.
    • Experience managing dynamic priorities and ensuring stakeholder inputs and alignment on planned approach to work execution
    • Extreme comfort being offshore for extended periods of time
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs


    • Experience operating and testing complex systems, preferably in a maritime environment
    • Experience integrating subsea acoustic sensors, underwater navigation, and communication systems
    • Demonstrated experience with subsea operational procedures and equipment
    • Proficient in reading and understanding engineering drawings and specifications
    • Experience with leading on deck operations
    • Offshore training and certifications strongly recommended
US Salary Range
$130,000$204,000 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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