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

Data Annotation Specialist at Anduril (Greater LA Area, 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 specialists in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis who are creating software and hardware systems to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies.

If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact and are looking for an opportunity to work on a highly autonomous team, come join Anduril and build the future of defense. 


The Machine Learning Operations team at Anduril provides scalable data services that improve the performance of ML and other applications across products and customers. Our work supports software development at the intersection of machine learning, computer vision, and sensor fusion. Sensor inputs from Ghost UAS, Sentry Tower, and other autonomous platforms are fused into actionable information in Lattice UI. The operations team works to understand and act on areas for improvement in the performance of ML models deployed across devices, sensors, customers, and use cases.

As an ML Operator, your role will be to execute annotation and data collection projects incorporating a growing variety of data types including, but not limited to, images, video and radar. As we grow our product offerings and sensor capabilities and rely further on deep learning, we expect the ML Operator to build datasets with reliable, annotated ground truth that can be used to drive mission critical operations that our customers rely on our products to provide.


  • Develop and maintain datasets for use in deep learning models
  • Provide quality assurance oversight on data annotation processes across internal and external teams
  • Track team-wide annotation efforts and coordinate access to systems
  • Identify opportunities to improve annotation workflows
  • Monitor KPIs measuring annotation performance and quality
  • Communicate pace and timelines with respect to project efforts
  • Proactively discover opportunities for improvement in customer deployed models
  • Help organize and execute data collection events to build machine learning datasets


  • Experience in project execution including project planning and capacity planning
  • Experience working in a technical domain
  • Experience working with ambiguous requirements in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. TS/SCI security clearance


  • Experience collaborating with engineering teams in a machine learning domain to execute annotation workflows
  • Background or education in statistical methods for understanding performance
  • Experience with vendor operations
  • Prior experience with SQL

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.


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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