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Senior Program Manager - AD&S

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 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.

As an AD&S Program Manager, you will lead the development and/or integration of Anduril products and technologies with various government and industry partners. These projects will be diverse in nature and require you to be organized and flexible to adapt to changing situations. On one project, you may be working with the customer to clarify how each of its mission requirements can be met through Anduril's core products, including the plan, scope, and work required. In another situation, you may be helping to craft a vision with the customer or participating in technical working groups with a collaborative set of engineers to transform that vision into an operational reality. During all this, you must be able to successfully work with both external and internal stakeholders, communicate plans clearly to all parties, and support and coordinate across teams to achieve the desired end state.

Success in this position also hinges on two key facets: 1) systems and engineering mindset- the ability to understand and assess technical concepts- identifying system dependencies, interfaces, technical risks and the impact of key architectural decisions with the engineering team is a must; and 2) an execution mindset- digging into the details, charting the path and owning the outcome. You will be expected to utilize your technical aptitude in conjunction with your program and project management skills to deliver the best outcome for Anduril and the customer.

We are seeking an experienced Program Manager (PM) with prior training and experience in a relevant engineering field to plan, direct, and lead internal and external program activities. The PM will lead day-to-day coordination and execution of program initiatives and tasks - working alongside the Chief Engineer to meet the program’s administrative, technical, and operational requirements.


Air Dominance & Strike (AD&S) is one of Anduril’s Business Lines and is focused on positioning Anduril as a lead provider of autonomy capability for multi-domain platforms. We work with customers to understand their requirements, shape their concepts of operation, and scale capability across their problem set. We aim to develop and deploy critically needed capabilities to our government partners and customers.


    • Ownership: Responsible for tracking the program’s major metrics - meeting cost and schedule targets, on-time reporting, and the customer relationship.
    • Embed/Engage: Integrate closely with our clients + partners, understand their technical capabilities, challenges and gaps to help inform how to adapt Anduril’s platforms to meet key objectives.
    • Build/Orchestrate: Work directly with Anduril engineers to support customer testing; coordinate and execute operational demonstrations
    • Plan: Coordinate tasking with technical and operational staff to ensure timely delivery of support to the program. Prepare bi-weekly, monthly, etc. reporting as required. Regularly report program status updates to customers, the program team, and Anduril senior management.
    • Deliver: Drive the execution and outcome of projects assigned to you.


    • BS/BA in a technical field plus 7 years or more of professional experience
    • Science or Engineering discipline strongly preferred
    • Software engineering or SWE management experience desired
    • Familiarity with government acquisition and reporting processes
    • Ability to create and deliver presentations in technical and programmatic reports to key leadership and customers
    • Comfortable with setting and achieving goals in an amorphous environment
    • Adaptive and introspective; willing to learn, teach, lead and follow
    • Comfortable working in limited resource environments
    • Experience with government contracts a plus
    • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance to TS/SCI.
    • Current TS clearance strongly preferred
    • Ability to travel up up to 50% as needed.
US Salary Range
$154,000$231,000 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 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 fully subsidized during the work week with 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!

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