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Software Engineer - AltiusOS

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 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 Altius Infrastructure team contributes to the operating system that powers Anduril’s robots. As a member of this team, you will build Anduril’s platform for running software on the Altius family of systems. You will be responsible for the full lifecycle of software development projects including design, implementation, automated testing, field testing, and deployment support. Our software will rely on your ability to deploy NixOS to fleets of robots, structuring Nix overlays and flakes, and developing automated tests for physical and virtualized NixOS assets.


  • Help make AltiusOS be an excellent embedded Linux distribution
  • Package various open-source and proprietary software components using Nix
  • Contribute to the use of Nix across our build, CI, and deployment infrastructure
  • Help define the default AltiusOS configuration for hardware assets


  • Deep understanding of how Linux systems work, from kernel to user space
  • Experience with one or more of the following languages: C++, Python
  • Experience or interest in operating systems
  • Broad interest in a variety of computer technology topics
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export-controlled data.


  • Experience with ARM ecosystem. Board bring-up with NixOS. Customizing device trees
  • Experience with securing embedded Linux systems
  • Ability to dive into large and complicated systems, and use Nix to improve them
  • Record of contributions to Nix/NixOS
Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills that you have that could make you a great fit but are not currently listed. Research has shown this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply!
For Full Time Employment Opportunities: 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!