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

Software Engineer - Mission Autonomy (Greater LA Area, CA)

| Greater LA Area
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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 a real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.

Software engineers at Anduril build the systems that run on our autonomous assets, the networking and backend services that integrate large amounts of sensor data, and the user interfaces that display that data in real time. We believe in having minimal separation between engineers and our users as well as between engineering teams. As a Software Engineer, you will be 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.

Anduril’s Mission Autonomy team develops intelligent autonomous behaviors for groups of distributed assets, both Anduril-fielded products, as well as third-party integrations. These groups, composed of air, land, and sea-based platforms, jointly cooperate to complete tasks, respond to new data, and allocate themselves in safe, strategic ways. The team implements algorithms to generate effective plans that consider everything from asset-task allocations to onboard sensor management. Pushing autonomy to the edge, these autonomous behaviors enable both responsive behaviors and on-demand vehicle tasking in complex environments.

This position is available in our Orange County, Seattle, Boston, and DC offices!

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Work on challenging problems, collaborating across multiple teams to design efficient and clean solutions
  • Responsible for software solutions throughout entire lifecycle - requirements, design, architecture, implementation, integration, simulation testing, flight testing, and deployment
  • Follow an Agile software process, including daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives
  • Participate in bi-weekly demos, presenting new features to key stakeholders
  • Triage issues, root cause failures, and coordinate next-steps

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong C++ knowledge, with an emphasis on real-world systems integration problems, including the full software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and iterating on algorithms in real-world settings
  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • A desire to work on software that has a real-world impact on the United States and its allies
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance, preferably Top Secret

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in mathematical problem solving in areas including but not limited to: graph search, convex optimization, optimal allocation, and geometric methods
  • Prior experience and/or demonstrated interest in AI/Robotics in one or more of the following areas: motion planning, sensor fusion, probabilistic decision making, computer vision, or machine learning
  • APIs between assets and users: Protobuf
  • Build Tooling: Nix/CMake
  • Deployment tooling: NixOS/Kubernetes
  • Python Proficiency

U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data

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!
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Where we are

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

Technology we use

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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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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
401(K)
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
Parking
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.

Christine

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.

Ruby

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.

Spencer

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.

Apollo

Software Engineer

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