Site Reliability Lead - Software Platform

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 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 build Lattice, the foundation for everything we do as a defense technology company. Our engineers are talented and hard-working, motivated to see their work rapidly deployed on the front lines. Our team is not just building an experiment in waiting, we deploy what we build on the Southern border, Iraq, Ukraine and more. Lattice is growing rapidly in its deployment complexity and diversity—increasingly becoming an important piece of critical infrastructure for Anduril's customer base.

As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) Lead, you will work across teams to continually improve and maintain high impact production systems. You should have an appetite for real time response, rapid resolution, and root causing complex issues across code and backing infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to optimize the existing systems and spearhead initializing and maintaining new systems from the ground up. A SRE Lead at Anduril thinks proactively, resolves issues before they surface, seizes opportunity to automate, and is the first line of defense in the reliability of existing systems. You will have a significant impact on and ownership over the reliability of systems that are critical to our national security and will tackle the complex and unique challenges that accompany it.


  • Redefine and design how Lattice is deployed to novel environments such as edge nodes and air-gapped systems
  • Build a system and team to monitor and support Lattice environments across a number of diverse configurations
  • Partner with Anduril Divisions to develop deployment and sustainment strategies for HW & SW products
  • Drive down total cost of ownership for deployed Lattice nodes and reduce or eliminate toil currently incurred by software engineers and operations staff
  • Manage and grow a team of SREs
  • Develop strategy for scaling Anduril SW Operations in support of our next phase of growth
  • Responsible for a variety of Lattice deployments ranging from cloud to on-prem and tactical deployments
  • Understand the existing footprint and build out team charter/strategy/hiring roadmap to sustain Lattice's footprint
  • Work with cross functional teams to define operational readiness standards
  • Roll out process and technology changes to development teams and business stakeholders


  • Experience building a team of high performing site reliability engineers
  • Managed a large software deployment in a complex cloud environment
  • Managed software deployments to physical assets including robots, vehicles, or other embedded deployments
  • Experience with tools such as (but not limited to) Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, and AWS
  • Experience troubleshooting complex deployments of software to cloud and robotics systems
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • Prior startup experience
  • Prior management experience
  • Active TS clearance is preferred
US Salary Range
$196,000$294,000 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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