Subcontract Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 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.

We are looking for a Technical Subcontract Manager to join our rapidly growing team in Costa Mesa, CA. As a Technical Subcontract Manager you’ll play a critical role driving the major subcontractor development for Anduril’s current and future programs by collaborating across engineering, quality, manufacturing, legal, and suppliers. This will require a breadth of understanding of both supply chain and government acquisition practices, the ability to work across teams seamlessly, and a deep appreciation for details.

We are a fast-growing company at the early stages of our growth, and you will be expected to own material and important projects during your time on the team which will have a significant impact on the program’s trajectory. Anduril fosters a diverse, collaborative, culture with plenty of opportunities for ownership and professional growth.


  • Work cross functionally with program management, technical, legal, and procurement teams to develop a Supplier Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Manage SOW technical content and Subcontract Data Requirements Lists (SDRL)s to be consistent with the negotiated subcontract technical scope
  • Monitor the performance of the subcontractor, perform product acceptance, support source selection for managing suppliers, and review of subcontractor documents/deliverables
  • Review subcontractor’s proposal and negotiate price, terms, deliverables, and dates.
  • Conduct subcontract technical reviews
  • Perform cost and schedule variance investigations
  • Perform in-process technical reviews and assessments
  • Manage product acceptance.
  • Monitor and manage key subcontractor processes
  • Identify proposed changes in subcontract technical scope to the subcontractor
  • Refine Anduril’s current subcontracting method to ensure CAS compliance
  • Problem solve and remove obstacles for your team and internal and external partners. Know how to think critically and engage the right teams to help.
  • Communicate effectively to keep internal and external teams informed at all times. Use the necessary channels (Slack, email, meetings) to ensure stakeholders understand what needs to be accomplished and when.
  • Be a team player where no task is too small. Be willing to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Embrace the startup life.


  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience) and minimum of 5 years of experience in multi-discipline programs performing in a TSM role
  • Strong understanding of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle and associated processes
  • Understanding of government contracts and cost accounting standards
  • Experience evaluating subcontractor performance and deliverables
  • Strong understanding of EVM principles
  • Technical experience with aircraft mission systems
  • Advanced sourcing activities, including stints as commodity/sourcing managers
  • Familiarity with developing high-tech products in a high-mix, low-volume environment
  • Some exposure working in a start-up environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (BSME, BSEE) or other related technical degree. Advanced technical degree or MBA strongly preferred
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a U.S. TS clearance, active TS clearance preferred
US Salary Range
$100,000$192,000 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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