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Senior Software Engineer - Motion Planning

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2023
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 Motion Planning team at Anduril is developing planning algorithms and optimization techniques for aerial, aquatic and land-based platforms. Lattice Ghost UAS, Sentry Tower and our other autonomous platforms work in tandem to capture intelligence and fully map areas of interest. Our engineers implement algorithms that handle soft and hard motion constraints in complex environments to reliably produce safe motion paths. We apply discrete graph-based search and continuous trajectory optimization to generate effective mission plans and efficient motion profiles. Our planning algorithms must allocate multiple assets to accomplish collaborative tasks in an efficient manner.


  • Proven impact and expertise in autonomous systems, aerial or subsea
  • Experience working with graph search, trajectory optimization, planning under uncertainty, and/or optimal control
  • Past experience taking a project from problem formulation through implementation and deployment
  • Strong problem-solving and technical communication skills
  • Ability to quickly understand and navigate complex systems and established code bases
  • A desire to work on critical software that has a real-world impact
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance, preferably Top Secret


  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in Robotics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
  • Proficient in C++, Python, or additional object-oriented programming languages
  • Research experience in robotics and/or motion planning
  • Experience using probabilistic inputs for decision making
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 all offers and are considered part of Anduril’s total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, employee life and disability, mental health and family planning benefits with all premiums paid by Anduril. Anduril provides fully paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and paid time off. A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians and all on-site meals are fully subsidized during the work week through use of our gourmet kitchens. 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!