Lead Software Verification & Validation Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 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.

Anduril’s Air Dominance and Strike Division is seeking a Lead Software Verification and Validation Engineer. Our software engineering teams in AD&S are integral to development of flight system solutions in all domains for our warfighters. As a critical member of our team, this role is pivotal in contributing to the evolution of the company's verification and validation processes and methodologies.
The ideal candidate will be a proven technical leader who can influence our organization to make the right decisions, demonstrate customer empathy, build trust with partners, mentor teammates, and transform culture within the team.
  • Lead the definition, design, and execution of product verification and validation activities throughout the product development life cycle
  • Implement project V&V strategies by defining and delivering V&V project deliverables
  • Analyze and simulate requirements per customer specifications or developed internal product requirements
  • Review use cases, requirements, and specifications for products to ensure that requirements and specifications can be verified and validated
  • The review also includes risk mitigations, usability, and regulatory requirements
  • Execute complex testing, perform in-depth statistical analysis, and interpret results independently
  • Ensure that testing and results are traced to requirements; activities are completed with objective evidence
  • Summarize results in reports with conclusions or recommendations
  • As a hands-on subject matter expert, lead ad hoc testing and potential failure mode analysis to characterize product designs and performance
  • Conduct V&V Design Reviews as specified in project plans, and in accordance with company procedure
  • Maintain knowledge of current regulatory requirements and standards as they pertain to the development and testing of products
  • Provide technical leadership to a growing team
  • Gain a working understanding of Anduril’s business lines and collaborate with leaders to build cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users
  • Be an advocate for excellent engineering culture across the team
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 7 or more years of experience in Software or related technical experience
  • Experience with requirements based verification and implementation of verification strategies with a strong emphasis on automated tests
  • Have extensive knowledge of software development, processes, and verification tools, such as C/C++, Python, DO-178C and MIL-HDBK-516C
  • Track record of leading V&V projects in the Aerospace and Defense space
  • In-depth knowledge of requirements management, risk based testing approaches, defect tracking, and configuration control
  • Strong Knowledge of Software Testing Principles And Methodologies
  • Experience in Software Development Life Cycle And Software Verification Techniques
  • Knowledge of Software Quality Assurance Tools And Techniques
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility for access to U.S. Top Secret material
  • Functional knowledge of software development, verification, and validation requirements for DO-178 and MIL-HDBK-516C
  • Developing testable requirements and understanding of DO-178 and MIL-HDBK-516C verification objectives
  • Current eligibility at the Top Secret level preferred
Anduril has been selected as one of two vendors to move forward on the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) program for the Air Force's flagship autonomous aircraft program. During the next phase, Anduril will design, manufacture, and test production-representative CCAs. We are honored to be part of the program as a non-traditional defense company and are seeking highly motivated candidates to join us in the rapid development of a new, revolutionary aircraft.For more information on the latest with Anduril, visit our Newsroom with articles such as "Anduril a year in review" and many more. Watch this short video showcasing our products at Anduril.
US Salary Range
$168,000 - $294,000 + RSUs

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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