Anduril
Transforming US & allied military capabilities with advanced technology.

Software Safety Engineer, Vehicle Autonomy

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Employer Provided Salary: $124,000-$231,000 Annually
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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’s Vehicle Autonomy team is seeking a Software Safety Engineer to join our team. The Vehicle Autonomy team at Anduril develops aerial and ground-based robotic systems. The team is responsible for taking products like Ghost, Anvil, and our Sentry Tower from paper sketches to operational systems. We work in close coordination with specialist teams like Perception, Controls, Firmware, Hardware and Manufacturing to solve some of the hardest problems facing our customers. We are looking for software engineers, roboticists, and front-end and mobile developers who are excited about creating a powerful robotics platform that can be tasked and viewed in real-time through a variety of interfaces.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Take a leading role in ensuring Anduril products are able to preserve key functionality and continue meeting safety goals in the presence of faults, failures, and functional limitations
  • Collaborate with software subject-matter-experts to identify potential insufficiencies and specify countermeasures to ensure that Anduril products are able to achieve safety goals
  • Define and develop test, verification, and validation plans for our complex software product capabilities to ensure overall system safety
  • Define a strategy to comply with appropriate Industry standards like DO 178C and MIL-STD-882 E
  • Define safety goals from product requirements
  • Apply safety engineering techniques to perform a variety of safety analyses such as hazard analysis, fault tree analysis, failure modes & effects analysis and dependent failure analysis
  • Work directly with robotics system and software engineers to generate functional and software safety requirements based on structured safety analysis techniques
  • Collaborate closely with other partner teams, such as hardware, product, and test operations as needed.
  • Understand technical implementation at the architectural level and propose technical alternatives when necessary; ask questions that clarify priorities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or a related field
  • Experience in safety critical industry, particularly with safety-critical software development standards, software safety fault/hazard analysis, and requirements-driven software verification and validation strategies
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of industry safety standards
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of engineering standards into engineering processes or requirements
  • Experience writing testable system-level and software-level safety requirements
  • Experience working with requirements management tools like JAMA, Polarion, etc
  • Experience assessing software design and performing code reviews
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity, evolving priorities, and challenging problems
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with modern software development practices and designs, unit testing, integration test, and release processes
  • Experience in building programs for software deliverables from ground up
  • Ability to work within organizations with minimal structure and with minimal direction
  • Experience is rolling out potentially disruptive organizational process changes
  • Experience with creating communication plans for various levels of stakeholders
  • Experience with various testing modalities
  • Experience working within large, production-ready codebases
  • Strong technical, analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive decisions
  • Experience with tools like JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience with agile/scrum framework

US Salary Range

$124,000$231,000 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!

To view Anduril's candidate data privacy policy, please visit https://anduril.com/applicant-privacy-notice/.

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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.

Flexible Time Off: We know that ample time off is restorative to your health and we want you to take a refreshing vacation at least annually. When you take a >1 week vacation, we'll pay you a bonus.

Unlimited Provisions: From breakfast to dinner, our kitchen team has you covered with healthy meals and snacks at every office.

Family planning: We’re proud to offer comprehensive family planning support. Fertility planning and treatment, adoption support, gestational carrier support and fertility preservation are all included.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided daily.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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