Chief Engineer, Army

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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 is seeking an Engineering Leader to join a group of amazingly talented people focused on delivering mission outcomes through technology. You will help lead the delivery of high stakes, high profile, complex customer programs while strengthening our engineering and program-specific capabilities across the business line. This is a technical leadership role within the group at Anduril that focuses on building hardware and software solutions, while connecting sensors and data across all domains, to all forces, and enabling and ensuring a scaled convergence of effects across a dynamic battle-space. We are looking for someone who has experience designing → building → and delivering complex customer programs that are diverse in nature and require you to leverage both technical expertise as well as leadership skills to set objectives, build teams, and drive projects to completion. The ideal candidate will leverage their experience managing and executing to successfully deliver highly complex, optimized, multi-disciplinary products and programs.

Command & Control is one of Anduril's Business Lines focused on building a next-gen software-defined distributed C2 architecture focused on orchestrating and automating 3rd party combat-fielded sensors and strike-networks for synchronized joint operations. We work with mission partners and operators to deploy reliable and robust capabilities on operationally-relevant fielding timelines to meet complex challenges across the DOD and IC.


  • Define a vision and develop a strategy for maturing our delivery model, weaving together customer intent and Anduril’s desired outcomes into a long-term roadmap for Army strategy within the business line
  • Strengthen and grow a dedicated discipline around the end to end delivery of complex customer projects here at Anduril.
  • Effectively lead and execute complex customer programs while managing customer spend, transitioning [them] from R&D to production while working with the executive team.
  • Build and run a portfolio of technology-driven programs that span major customer/capital spend AND/OR unpaid, self-funded IRAD to advance an objective, or support customer exercises.
  • Effectively lead, manage, and execute - from early stage system design, market surveys, and technical evaluations to later stage technology development, system integration, testing and deployment and management of a potentially large number of engineers, spanning from Command and Control (C2) to visualization to simulation(s).


  • Proven history of managing multiple enterprise-scale partners
  • Engineering product background and experience building a technical product
  • Significant customer-facing experience (ie. strong inter-personal skills / executive gravitas) leading high profile and high stakes programs where success, and associated revenue collection, is tied to complete program success
  • Managing complex personalities, high profile individuals and different relationships across government, services, commands, or countries.
  • Track record of transitioning to production while doing R&D
  • Managed major customer/capital spend on programs that required large numbers of engineers
  • Designed → Built → Delivered.
  • Must have an Active US Secret Clearance


  • Experience working with cloud and edge compute hardware form factors
  • Software-centric background with an emphasis on integration(s) within customer systems
  • Background with development of autonomous systems and behaviors
  • Practical experience with Army acquisitions process
  • Networking experience including mesh network technologies
  • Work focused on multiple customer sites, geographies, and services
  • Experience with Command & Control systems
US Salary Range
$196,000$342,000 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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