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Reliability Engineering Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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’s Reliability Engineering organization is seeking a Reliability Engineering leader to join our team. The Reliability Engineering team is rapidly growing and works with our broader Engineering team to ensure our products operate and meet all mission performance, environmental conditions, and customer requirements. We develop cutting-edge Reliability processes and methods to secure scalable, long-term business success.

As a Reliability Engineering leader at Anduril, you will work within the organization to onboard product teams into the Reliability framework, lead Reliability efforts within new product development, manage processes for continuous improvement and risk buy down, and lead the team through root cause + corrective action efforts throughout the new product development life cycle to ensure a smooth hand off to production. You will also develop goals for metrics and support the team through field performance monitoring, and track trends/lessons learned with the team and liaise and delegate improvement actions to upstream teams. The right person for this role has knowledge in advanced Reliability tools such as Reliability Prediction, Reliability Block Diagrams, FMEA, FMECA, Fault Tree, Weibull, HALT Analysis and Test Methodologies, Test Verification and Validation Methodologies, Qualification Test Campaign Planning, FRACAS (Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System), and Root Cause Corrective Action management and handling. Furthermore, also have general experience in design for Reliability, development, test, analysis, manufacturing, operations, asset tracking and maintenance, and continuous improvement and has previously managed teams of 5-10 or more for complex advanced hardware programs. If you are someone who has hands-on leadership experience with a pragmatic approach that is results driven, loves to build world-class Reliability processes, work with many multi disciplinary teams, and be accountable for results, then this role is for you.


  • As the Manager of Reliability Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in leading efforts in design, analysis, and optimize systems and processes to meet stringent Reliability standards. You will also lead System Safety for Reliability, as well as Maintainability efforts such as Maintainability analysis, preventive maintenance, and metrics and trends reviews for Anduril Operations teams.
  • Onboard Anduril product teams into the Reliability Engineering framework.
  • Communicate the Reliability vision, goals, and our framework across the company to standardize development efforts across the business.
  • Outline goals and roadmaps each quarter with Reliability SME for the team, help staff the team, manage the team, and manage execution of team goals.
  • Define budget goals, outline constraints, and clearly outline needs for Hardware Product Management for test costing (hardware, labor, setup, and CapEX test assets).
  • Support Design & Development Engineers as a critical partner and leader to identify risk as early as possible through tools with your team such as Predictive Analysis for Design and Maintenance, FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), Fault Tree Analysis, FMECA (Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis), and via testing, then work mitigation planning with the team and liaise risk buy down actions across the company.
  • Lead Reliability Engineer efforts with each product team supporting design reliability (predictive analysis and proactive failure modes and effects analysis), validation and qualification testing, production acceptance testing requirements, and fielding.
  • Lead System Safety efforts with each product team such as FHA (functional hazard analysis), Fault Tree, SCFTA (Safety Critical Functional Thread Analysis), and SSA (System Safety Assessments).
  • Lead Maintainability efforts with each product team such as predictive maintenance analysis, preventive maintenance procedure development, operational performance and metrics trend reviews, and have a stake in MRO (maintenance repair and operations) system infrastructure development across the business.
  • Support and liaise Reliability analysis outputs across the business to add value in the development process.
  • Oversee Reliability testing for validation and qualification such as accelerated life testing, environmental testing, functional testing and other relevant assessments.
  • Lead the team in efforts to develop preventive maintenance procedures and documentation, ensuring compliance with DOD regulatory requirements.
  • Work with the team to analyze test results and field data to identify opportunities for improvement in product design, manufacturing processes, operations and maintenance procedures.
  • Lead risk landscape and risk mitigation efforts across all product teams.
  • Provide guidance and training to team members on Reliability, Maintainability, and System Safety principles and best practices.
  • Support Business Operations Continuous Improvement: Software Tool Upgrade Requirements Drafting, and Beta Testing to improve asset tracking & maintenance, communication, data automation, and metrics for the Reliability Engineering Team.
  • Manage the team, lead 1:1’s, and manage performance reviews and feedback for each team member.


  • Minimum of 10 years Industry Experience as a Reliability Engineering leader, Design Engineering leader, or Test Engineering leader.
  • B.S. Degree in Engineering
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Experience working on Advanced Hardware Systems.
  • Experience managing, and mentoring teams > 5-10x heads.
  • Experience rapidly staffing and growing teams while ensuring clear direction and cohesion.


  • M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Systems Engineering.
  • Expert in proactive and reactive Reliability Engineering methodologies such as predictive analysis, FMEA/FMECA, Fault Tree, Weibull, HALT, HASS, Qualification campaign development, FRACAS, Probability assessments, design for Reliability best practices, End to End Planning and Acceptance Test development, Design for Maintenance best practices, and maintainability execution (including procedure development).
  • Leading and managing a Reliability Engineering, Maintainability, and/or System Safety team > 5x heads and staffing the team rapidly in a complex tech environment.
  • Mentoring experience for Test Plan Development, fixture design, test set-up, and execution.
  • HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), Environmental Testing, and/or Mechanical Loads Testing Experience.
  • Front End Software Architecture & Requirements Definition Experience.
  • Customer Communications, Reporting, and Roadmap Presentation experience.
  • Aircraft, Spacecraft, or UAV Operations Experience.
  • Technical writing experience developing standards, specifications, user guides, and policies.
  • Requirements drafting experience for Software & Hardware.
US Salary Range
$190,000$285,000 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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