Transforming US & allied military capabilities with advanced technology.

Technical Cost Modeling Lead

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Employer Provided Salary: 114,000-171,000 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.

Job Overview: We are seeking an experienced Technical Cost Modeling Lead to join our team. This key position will have the unique opportunity to enable Anduril to be a market leader in low-cost autonomous systems. The Air Dominance and Strike Division is one of Anduril’s fastest growing divisions. In this exciting role, this candidate will have the opportunity to reshape the way that the industry evaluates technical design, thinks about cost trades, and ultimately drive value through capabilities that will enable next generation technology. The candidate will create important cross functional relationships that will empower design decisions and be a catalyst for continuing Anduril’s unique approach to technical cost modeling. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving detailed cost models that accurately predict the costs associated with the conceptual design, production, and maintenance of complex technical products. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the cost analysis of technical designs, ensuring that all products are designed with cost-effectiveness, cost-tradeoffs, and budget constraints in mind. The Technical Cost Modeling Lead will work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and finance, to ensure cost models are aligned with technical specifications and market conditions. The individual in this role will provide critical insights to support strategic decision-making, pricing strategies, and cost reduction initiatives.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and maintain sophisticated cost models to predict the costs of goods sold (COGS), including materials, labor, overhead, and other expenses.
  • Collaborate with technical teams to understand product designs and manufacturing processes to ensure cost models accurately reflect production complexities.
  • Analyze historical data and trends to improve the accuracy of cost models and forecasts.
  • Work with engineering, procurement, and suppliers to gather cost data and negotiate pricing where possible to optimize cost assumptions.
  • Provide detailed cost analyses and reports to support business cases, investment decisions, and pricing strategies.
  • Lead the cost modeling team in establishing best practices, methodologies, and tools for cost estimation and analysis.
  • Train and mentor team members in cost modeling techniques and tools.
  • Manage the integration of cost models with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and other financial software.
  • Support the continuous improvement of cost models by incorporating new technologies, materials, and manufacturing methods.
  • Present findings and recommendations to senior management to inform strategic decisions.
  • Monitor market trends and changes in technology that may impact cost assumptions.
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Finance, Economics, or a related field. Master’s degree or professional certification (e.g., CCEA, CMA, etc.) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in cost modeling, financial analysis, or a related technical field.
  • Proven expertise in cost estimation techniques and methodologies for complex technical products or services.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency with cost modeling tools and software (e.g., Excel, @Risk, Crystal Ball, etc.).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex cost issues to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership abilities with experience in leading and developing a team of cost analysts or similar roles.
  • Familiarity with engineering and manufacturing processes, as well as an understanding of the product lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and their integration with cost modeling tools.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment and influence decision-making across various levels of the organization.
  • The Technical Cost Modeling Lead is a key role that requires a combination of technical expertise, financial acumen, and strong leadership skills. The person in this position will be instrumental in driving cost efficiency and optimizing product pricing to achieve competitive advantage and profitability.

US Salary Range

$114,000$171,000 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!

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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.

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
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
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
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
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
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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