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Data Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering, Data Science
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 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 Data Engineer on the Analytics Team, you will be collaborating with stakeholders across the company to design, build and implement data pipelines and models that enable our next generation of technology to be deployed around the world. You will have a hand in helping shape the data platform vision at Anduril.

Who you are:
We’re looking for software and data engineers who are seeking high impact collaborative roles focused on driving operational execution. Ideally you are looking to learn what it takes to build the next generation of defense technology.

You will:

  • Lead the design and roadmap for our data platform
  • Partner with operations, product, and engineering to advocate best practices and build supporting systems and infrastructure for the various data needs
  • Own the ingest and egress frameworks for data pipelines that stitch together various data sources in order to produce valuable data products that drive the business


You will love this role if you have:

  • 5+ years of experience in a data engineering role building products, ideally in a fast-paced environment
  • You are motivated by our mission. We are working to solve the biggest problems in defense
  • Good foundations in Python or another language
  • Experience with Spark, PySpark, SQL and dbt
  • Experience with Enterprise Data Systems like Palantir Foundry
  • Experience with or interest in learning how to develop data services and data products
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or GCP security ecosystem, containerization, and associated tooling
  • Knowledge of data & visualization tools, such as Tableau
  • Understand the importance of engineering with security’s best practices in mind
  • You are empathetic: you are eager to see the world from your users’ perspective
  • You’re energized by business impact & a self-starter: you love to drive the direction of ambiguous projects
  • Drive to take ownership of and debug complex data transformation pipelines and data models
  • U.S. Persons status is required as this position needs to access export-controlled data


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance.
US Salary Range
$150,000$225,000 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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