Anduril is a defense technology company that invents products to make America safer.
Costa Mesa, CA

Perception Engineer - New Grad at Anduril (Orange County, CA)

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Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.


The Perception team at Anduril is developing software at the intersection of machine learning, computer vision, and sensor fusion. We apply deep learning techniques to multi-spectral sensor inputs for autonomous detection and classification. Lattice Ghost UAS, Sentry Tower, and other autonomous platforms work in tandem to fuse these detections using Bayesian inference. Our engineers also apply classical computer vision techniques to do everything from perceiving environmental features for pose estimation to GPS-denied navigation. Perception engineers at Anduril develop cutting edge software for autonomous operation and situational awareness. 


  • Research and implement computer vision and machine learning models
  • Collaborate on a cross-functional team to build and deploy novel systems
  • Find the optimal balance between setting and maintaining a research direction, and day-to-day delivery of robust technologies
  • Determine implementation and optimization of algorithms


  • Anduril is a pretty “realistic” company and so we don't expect candidates to meet every single qualification. But if you are confident in your abilities, and think you would like to work on the problems that Anduril is tackling, please don't hesitate to apply
  • Prior internship (or substantial project) experience developing software and algorithms for computer vision, machine learning or computer graphics applications
  • Will be graduating with a bachelors or masters in computer science, computer/electrical/software engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, mathematics, or physics
  • Have an understanding of machine learning fundamentals
  • Prior experience working with various open source computer vision and linear algebra frameworks
  • Previous experience developing on embedded platforms and in production environments
  • A desire to work on software, tools, and applications that have real-world impact
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance


  • Have some knowledge of state estimation, probabilistic inference, and bayesian statistics
  • Have a general interest in sensor characterization and modeling, building object detection and tracking systems, image processing (filtering, compression, etc.), or multimodal machine learning and sensor fusion
  • Have strong programming skills (C++, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Be self-starters and are passionate about problem solving in general
  • Be naturally curious about the technologies and tools they use

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!

In accordance with requirements on Anduril as a federal contractor under Executive Order 14042, new employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or exempt status prior to starting employment.

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Where we are

Easy freeway / airport access, manicured neighborhood and beautiful office space + courtyard.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries

What are Anduril Perks + Benefits

Anduril Benefits Overview

At Anduril, we want to ensure that our employees can bring their whole self to work. In addition to core benefits and perks outlined below we offer:

Platinum benefits: We offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision, life) and cover 100 percent of the premiums for you and your dependents.

Vacations on us (ish): We know that ample time off is restorative to your health and we want you to take a refreshing vacation at least annually. So when you take a >1 week vacation, we'll pay you a bonus.

Meals: Lunch and dinner is available in each of our offices.

Family planning: Anduril supports you through every step of your family-forming journey including fertility planning and treatment, adoption support, gestational carrier support and fertility preservation.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided daily.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Anduril

What are some social events your company does?

Anduril has so many amazing events that it is tough to name them all but some of my favorite are: friends and family nights in the office, summer outings, happy hours, bowling events, and the annual Huntington Beach air show. Through the numerous events, I’ve been able to get to know so many coworkers cross function that I wouldn’t meet otherwise.


Accounting Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Taking part in Anduril's flight test team enables the opportunity to not only collaborate with the software and hardware teams on developmental testing but also run the Ghost flight operations routinely.


Flight Test Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I work on a multi-agent planning and tasking system. Its goal is to autonomously task assets, like drones, to efficiently complete an objective. Contributing to the ground up design of this cutting edge and complex project encourages a lot of creativity. At the same time, I get to engage in highly technical discussions and implementations.


Robotics Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day at Anduril is an adventure plucked right out of your favorite Sci-Fi novel. For most people here, it isn't a job - it's just engineers having fun, all while ensuring that our soldiers have the tools they need to succeed.


Software Engineer

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