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

Associate General Counsel at Anduril

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Anduril is a defense technology company bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector, enabling our customers to make 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.

Anduril’s Legal Team seeks an experienced attorney—Associate General Counsel—to help build our domestic and international government business and deploy the future technology of defense. In this role, you will work on every aspect of Anduril’s business, from helping the business development team drive new government deals, to negotiating license and services agreements, bid protests and litigation, and handling intellectual property, compliance, and employment issues. This position would report to the General Counsel and can be based either in Irvine CA, or Washington DC.

Anduril is a fast-growing company at the early stages of growth. Consistent with this fast growth, members of Anduril’s Legal Team must be resourceful, creative, and eager to take ownership of complex matters. The Associate General Counsel role will require creativity and resourcefulness to navigate domestic and foreign procurement and compliance rules, with a singular focus on helping Anduril deploy its path-making technology into operational settings for the United States and its allies. This role is not exclusively focused on international business development. In addition to helping capture and execute new international deals, you will work on all other aspects of Anduril’s business, from US government contracts, to negotiating license and services agreements, to bid protests and litigation, to handling intellectual property, compliance, and employment matters. Experience across all of these areas is not expected, but a willingness to learn and adapt.

The Associate General Counsel will be expected to take responsibility for significant, material projects, which will have a significant impact on the company’s business. Our team is passionate about the law and policy of defense technology and you should have an independent interest in the key issues in this field. Anduril fosters a diverse, collaborative, culture with tremendous opportunities for ownership and professional growth.

The Associate General Counsel will be expected to travel, on average, 2 weeks each quarter. Anduril’s primary international markets are the U.K., E.U., Middle East, and Australia. When not traveling this position may require calls and video calls with Anduril’s international employees and customers.


Anduril is a venture-capital-backed defense startup headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Washington DC, Seattle, Boston, and the UK, focusing on applications of artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics, to defense and aerospace. Founded by executives from Oculus VR (acquired by Facebook in 2014), Palantir, General Atomics, SpaceX, Tesla, and Google, Anduril is funded by top-tier Silicon Valley VCs including Founders Fund, General Catalyst, and 8VC. Anduril’s executives are nationally recognized leaders on AI and technology policy, regularly featured in publications such as CNBC, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and CNN.

In only four years, Anduril has combined Silicon Valley's rapid-development ethos with deep expertise in government business to take path-making defense products from prototype to deployment in multiple DoD agencies and to the U.S.’s international partners. This is truly a unique opportunity to build the future of defense at a fast-paced tech startup.


  • Be a key member of Anduril’s small, dynamic Legal Team.
  • Drive domestic and international customer growth by executing new government contracts and growing existing ones. Use your legal expertise to help the Business Development, Proposal, and Engineering Teams efficiently capture new contracts, grow existing contracts, and set up follow-on opportunities for future contracts. Assist in the strategy development for new business.
  • Drive customer growth by executing new commercial contracts, particularly in the critical infrastructure space (ports, airports, pipelines, etc.).
  • Manage relationships with government and commercial customers. High-trust professional relationships with Government officials are critical to Anduril’s continued success, and you will be called upon to develop and foster these relationships throughout your tenure.
  • Provide legal counsel and day-to-day management of the entire acquisitions lifecycle. Oversee and evaluate major proposals, monitor large contracts, lead or assist in key negotiations, resolve performance issues, identify risks and mitigations, and ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Manage outside counsel who advise on international regulatory, tax, and contract issues.
  • Work on all legal aspects of Anduril’s business, from negotiating license and services agreements, to bid protests and litigation, to handling intellectual property, compliance, and employment matters. You will represent the legal team in relationships with outside counsel, vendors, engineers, executives, customers, and regulators. 


  • 8+ years of work on international government contracts or US government contracts, preferably with a law firm or the government
  • A deep understanding of the government procurement process; particularly contract vehicles and types as well as data rights issues
  • Experience negotiating contracts
  • The judgment and initiative required to own multiple projects from end-to-end, whether guiding the Business Development Team through the lifecycle of a deal or handling unexpected legal issues that may arise in defense or start-up companies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Quick learner and able to contribute to the broader start-up legal function, including topics that may be completely new to you: everything from IP and litigation to financing, securities, compliance, and employment law, depending on the needs of the day
  • Licensed to practice law in CA or DC


  • Significant international government contracts experience
  • Pre-law school professional experience
  • Combination of law-firm and in-house/government experience
  • Experience with engineering, software, or other technology
  • An interest in the law and policy of defense acquisitions with opinions about what is right or wrong in the field and how to fix it

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

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • 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.


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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.


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