UAS Site Lead

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Pendleton, OR, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2023
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.
We are seeking a skilled and motivated UAS Site Lead to oversee the operations and management of our unmanned aircraft system at our Pendleton, Oregon site. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient deployment of UAS, coordinating deconfliction, assist with planning and implementing flight missions and as the UAS Site Lead, you will play a critical role in delivering high-quality results while adhering to industry regulations and safety standards.


  • Providing guidance, training, and mentorship to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.
  • Coordinate flight missions and manage the scheduling of UAS operations to meet project deadlines and client requirements and Test site availability.
  • Oversee pre-flight and post-flight checks, ensuring that UAS are in optimal working condition and comply with safety protocols.
  • Collaborate with project engineers, and other stakeholders to understand their requirements and ensure UAS operations align with their objectives.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of relevant regulations and ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws governing UAS operations.
  • Monitor UAS performance metrics, analyze data, and implement improvements to enhance operational efficiency and safety.
  • Manage UAS maintenance schedules, coordinating with technical teams to ensure timely repairs and proper equipment functionality.
  • Contribute and maintain documentation related to UAS operations, including SOP’s, Pre/Post flight checklists, maintenance records, and safety procedures.
  • Provide periodic reports to management, highlighting project progress, challenges, and proposed solutions.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in UAS technology, integrating new tools and techniques into operations where applicable.
  • Operate UAS in support of flight test as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline) or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven experience in operating unmanned aircraft systems, with a minimum of 10 years of relevant UAS experience.
  • Previous leadership experience, managing a team of UAS operators or aviation personnel.
  • Possess FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate or relevant UAS certification.
  • Strong knowledge of UAS hardware, software, and avionics systems.
  • Familiarity with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and data analysis tools is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to make quick decisions in high-pressure situations.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, capable of effectively collaborating with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, adhering to all UAS-related regulations and best practices.
  • Flexibility to travel and work in various locations, as required for project assignments.
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 all offers and are considered part of Anduril’s total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, employee life and disability, mental health and family planning benefits with all premiums paid by Anduril. Anduril provides fully paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and paid time off. A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians and all on-site meals are fully subsidized during the work week through use of our gourmet kitchens. 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!