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Legal Counsel - Employment

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 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 seeks an experienced and highly motivated Employment Counsel to add to its growing Legal Department. This attorney will be able to leverage their prior law firm and/or in-house experience to provide thoughtful and strategic employment guidance for a fast-paced company at the early stages of growth. Consistent with the rest of the members of Anduril’s Legal Department, you must be resourceful, creative, nimble, and eager to take ownership of complex matters.

As the second member of the Employment Legal Team and reporting into Anduril’s Employment Counsel, the Legal Counsel-Employment will be a strategic partner to Anduril’s People Team and other business stakeholders. You’ll be tasked with providing expert legal advice and counseling on a wide range of employment issues across the organization and offer practical solutions that are aligned with business needs. In order to succeed in this role, you must be able to think critically, exercise sound judgment in the face of competing interests, and act as a client-focused resource to a broad set of internal teams. Having a strong work ethic, a willingness to roll up your sleeves to dig into problems, and taking pride in being a trusted advisor are a must.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide legal advice and guidance on a wide range of employment issues including recruiting, hiring, termination, employee relations, wage and hour, workplace accommodations, employee benefits, compensation, immigration, and associated best practices.
  • Partner with the People Team and provide day-to-day support on discrete employee matters such as investigations into misconduct, performance management issues, and addressing potential conflicts-of-interest.
  • Support complex projects with cross-functional partners to enhance company-wide employment law compliance through development of protocols for programs such as conducting workplace audits and classification reviews.
  • Draft, review, and maintain global employment policies and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Prepare and revise a variety of employment agreements, both domestic and international, including but not limited to offer letters, contractor agreements, and vendor agreements.
  • Maintain self-service tools and employment-related resources in support of the People Team and other internal stakeholders, including relevant training materials.
  • Facilitate collection of data and preparation of state and federally-mandated employment reports such as EEO-1, California Pay Data, and OFCCP.
  • Review and evaluate HR platforms and provide guidance on features to enhance employee experience and compliance.
  • Assist in investigations and respond to inquiries or charges from state or federal agencies regarding employment-related claims or disputes.
  • Provide tactical support to outside counsel on all types of employment-related claims and litigation, ensuring alignment with the company’s broader legal strategies.
  • Work closely with specialized outside counsel to manage risk and ensure that internal partners receive effective, business-focused employment law support.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel in support of business needs and/or the Legal Department.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of employment law experience practicing at a leading law firm and/or in-house at a large company
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of U.S. and California employment laws
  • Significant comfort in advising on a variety of HR issues, either through law firm experience or in-house
  • The judgment and initiative required to own multiple projects from end-to-end
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a service-first attitude
  • Fast and effective writer for internal document (e.g., template, policies, etc.) creation
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to think quick and manage shifting priorities
  • U.S. Person status is required because the role requires access to export controlled information
  • Licensed to practice law in CA or DC
  • Wiling and able to work in Anduril’s CA office
  • Willing and able to travel 15% of time to the other Anduril offices, both domestic and international

Desired Qualifications

  • Combination of law firm and in-house experience
  • Prior experience supporting an international workforce, including global mobility
  • Experience with workplace safety regulations and compliance, including OSHA
  • Experience with engineering, software, or other technology companies
  • Experience with M&A and integrating newly acquired companies
US Salary Range
$170,000$220,000 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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