Senior C++ Software Engineer, Mission Autonomy
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023
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.
About This Role
The Mission Autonomy product team builds a platform that enables users to rapidly build, test, & iterate on multi-robot autonomy behaviors. Our customers use teams of heterogeneous robotic agents that can sense the world, move around, and coordinate to achieve their objectives given high-level plans from an operator. We are building a mission autonomy platform that is deployed on a variety of robotics platforms from high-end autonomous jets and large underwater autonomous vehicles through to smaller rotary wing aircraft, and everything in between. Every mission demands a different set of payloads, and our mission autonomy software must be flexible enough to allow users to build behaviors that make the best use of the specific sensors & payloads available.
The three core components that compose our mission autonomy platform are a behavior tree execution framework, a motion planning library, and a tracking & fusion platform. Our users depend on our platform to achieve mission critical objectives in active conflict zones, and therefore every component is built from the ground up to be explainable, reliable, and resilient. As a senior software engineer, you will be responsible for interfacing with users (often Mission Software Engineers, but sometimes also Anduril’s end users) to understand problems, identifying & designing solutions to these problems, and implementing & delivering these solutions. The majority of our software is C++, and so solid experience in this language a must.
What You’ll Do
Be responsible for the full lifecycle development of software products from problem discovery to solution delivery
Maintain contextual awareness of technical architecture within your engineering group in order to advise and guide design decisions across the group
Maintain relationships with delivery teams or other engineering teams (software and hardware) who use your software products in order to respond and adapt quickly to new missions and use cases
Mentor and coach other engineers to be well equipped to step into owning parts of the full software engineering lifecycle
Define what great looks like with regards to software engineering practices
Balance short term tensions from the business against long term product vision and roadmap
- To us, a senior software engineer is someone who has had the opportunity to interface with users, understand the problem, independently design and implement software to solve the problem, deliver that software to the user, realize the limitations of their solution and subsequently was excited started that cycle over again armed with lessons learned from feedback.
- Minimum 5 years of software engineering experience using C++ in a Linux development environment
- U.S. Person status (permanent resident or citizen) is required as this position needs to access export controlled data
- Be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance
For Full Time Employment Opportunities: 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 are fully subsidized during the work week through use of our 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!