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Site Reliability Engineer - Anduril Development Services

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), you will work across teams to continually improve and maintain high impact production systems. You should have an aptitude for debugging and an appetite for real time response, rapid resolution, and root causing complex issues across code and backend infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to optimize the existing systems and spearhead initializing and maintaining new systems from the ground up. A SRE 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. As part of the Anduril SRE team, 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.

A successful candidate in this role:

  • Solves issues independently, decisively, and carefully in production systems
  • Is passionate about automation of manual tasks, and is always looking for ways to improve and automate operational processes
  • Enjoys incident response: quarterbacking outages, diving into unfamiliar systems (internal products or open source), and prioritizes time-to-resolution
  • Has a desire to deeply understand complex systems to identify brittleness or scaling limitations, and collaborate with and drive long-term improvements with respective engineering teams
  • Is not satisfied with a fix until the issue is resolved for the end-user


  • Manage and maintain production infrastructure in AWS GovCloud
  • Act as the first line of support for infrastructure issues as they arise
  • Represent and champion a resiliency culture throughout the software org
  • Interface with business and product teams to identify and solve system or product reliability issues
  • Improve resilience of Anduril's tech stack and deployments through hardening our observability and monitoring pipelines, scaling our systems, and maturing our release process
  • Triage and root cause incidents, and take ownership of driving postmortem actions
  • Ensure stable releases to customer environments


  • Experience with on-call, working in and updating production environments
  • Experience with tools such as (but not limited to) Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, and AWS
  • Experience troubleshooting vague issues in a microservice architecture
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • Active Top Secret Clearance
US Salary Range
$138,000$207,000 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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