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Software Product Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering, Product
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.

The Production Systems team is responsible for building software that accelerates the production of customer-ready hardware. Forge is our ever-evolving, home-grown software platform that facilitates the receipt, manufacturing, deployment and maintenance of Anduril hardware across the globe. We are looking for an experienced Software Product Manager to own and elevate the manufacturing domain within the Forge platform.

As a Product Manager for Forge, you will be responsible for Anduril’s unique workflow software that enables our manufacturing teams to iterate hardware and scale volume. You will be responsible for:

  • Developing the roadmap for Forge’s manufacturing domain
  • Managing stakeholders’ requirements (Manufacturing, Hardware Product Management, Quality, Logistics, etc.) and synthesizing them into a prioritized backlog
  • Communicating across stakeholders and interested parties on Forge’s development and roadmap
  • Integrating Forge with surrounding business applications and ensuring total compatibility with data models across systems
  • Discovering and incorporating new technologies that enhance Forge’s operational leverage
  • Driving adoption and enablement of Forge across operations and business teams
  • Aligning Forge’s roadmap against targeted business outcomes
  • Monitoring and tracking user adoption and product performance to understand if business outcomes are indeed successful

Product Strategy

  • You can “see around the corner'” for your product, crafting the vision, high-level roadmap, and critical dependencies for 6-12 months into the future. You constantly engage with stakeholders to solicit input and buy-in, proactively communicating product goals and managing expectations for delivery. You escalate large trade offs and necessary decision points as needed. You work effectively with many internal teams to synthesize their needs, but are never afraid to make important decisions as the owner of your product.

Product Prioritization

  • You work backward from your strategy to set clear outcomes for your portfolio in partnership with your engineering, design, and business partners. You will support team structures that allow prioritization of competing work within rapid development cycles. You consistently let your team flex to adapt goals when needed, based on new information.

Problem discovery and Solution Generation

  • You become attached to problems, not solutions. To do this, you will seek out real-world context in the form of onsite user research, internal expert feedback, existing product data, and industry tech investigation. You will capture core workflows and translate these user needs into well-scoped requirements and success hypotheses.

Product Execution

  • From design to delivery, you fill gaps wherever needed to make your well-scoped solutions a reality. You proactively communicate with internal team members and external stakeholders, approach solutions with humility and creativity in order to hit milestones, and set a high bar for the product that you own.

Required Qualifications

  • Five to seven years in software product development, with at least two years specifically building workflow software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to balance requirements across engineering, design, data, and business stakeholders
  • Comfortable working with internal and external stakeholders, across a wide range of technical comfort
  • Demonstrated success decomposing a problem into addressable component parts and arranging the correct sequencing
  • Proven ability to “see around corners” by crafting product strategy for 6-12 months into the future
  • Comfort in maturing a product from MVP to enterprise-grade production
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Manufacturing domain familiarity through industry or education
  • Experience with UI / UX web design tools (e.g. Figma)

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!

US Salary Range
$122,000$183,000 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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