Mission Assurance Analyst - Active Clearance

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

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.

Mission Assurance Analysts are in charge of rapidly provisioning classified, closed, or air gapped environments in which to deploy Anduril products or software. Well versed in a combination of Information Technology, Security and government accreditation processes, Mission Assurance Analysts are forward thinkers able to utilize their sharp critical thinking skills to resolve conflicts with customer approval processes, product velocity, monitoring the security baseline of an information system, and are at the forefront of getting our software and hardware greenlit for real-world deployment.

Anduril's closed programs house a variety of networking infrastructures, operating systems, and software environments. Mission Assurance Analysts monitor closed program infrastructures to maintain the standards outlined within the Risk Management Framework and other related frameworks. Deploying complex tech solutions in a highly regulated field requires individuals with a deep understanding of cybersecurity and the ability to prove compliance with technical security controls. As such, thorough proficiency in cybersecurity and technical writing is required. As part of a small but growing team you will be expected to wholly own problem sets, take non-standard approaches to solve hard problems and be comfortable with uncertainty, and monitor classified systems for compliance / insider threat. Everyday you will see the impact of your efforts while being given the flexibility to explore and contribute to projects that interest you.


  • Serve as IT / RMF Auditor for classified network systems / business line product deployments.
  • Monitor system compliance to ensure that authorized patches have been implemented within prescribed timeframes.
  • Make recommendations, justify, and implement improvements using an accepted change control methodology.
  • Take technology standards from the commercial space and apply them in classified, air-gapped environments.
  • Work in close coordination with the ISSM and ISO in monitoring the information systems(s) for unauthorized security relevant changes / user behavior that may prove detrimental to the operational network environment.
  • Report to the ISSM / ISO all irregularities found within system environments.
  • Develop / maintain RMF documentation for standing up, maintaining, or bringing through end of life cycle classified network environments.
  • Define, document, and follow standards and best practices for incident response, chain of custody, and sanitization procedures.
  • Drive scripting and automation to enhance the security posture of network environments.


  • Familiar and comfortable with monitoring of Linux and Windows-based systems and fundamentals of networking.
  • Basic familiarity with JSIG, NISPOM (32 CFR Part 117) DAAPM, applicable NIST publications, and RMF.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of exploits, attacks, and tools used by skilled hackers.
  • 2-4 years of experience in Cybersecurity (ISSO, System Administrator) or related discipline (vulnerability management, SOC, threat hunting, Cyber intel, GRC or other governance role).
  • DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • GSEC, Security+, Bachelor’s in Information Technology discipline (For DoD 8140 compliance)


  • Prefer experience or knowledge of modern software development techniques and processes and their security (CI pipelines, microservices architectures, cloud and container based deployments).
  • Scripting knowledge (Python, Bash, Powershell, etc.)
  • Networking / Virtualization certifications (CCNA, Network+, VCTA-NV)


  • CASP+ or CCNP Security or CCSP
US Salary Range
$112,000$168,000 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 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 fully subsidized during the work week with 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!

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