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Senior GNC Engineer, Ghost

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 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.

Anduril’s Vehicle Autonomy (Robotics) team is seeking a Guidance Navigation and Control engineer to join our team. The Vehicle Autonomy team at Anduril develops aerial and ground-based robotic systems. The team is responsible for taking products like Ghost, Anvil, and our Sentry Tower from paper sketches to operational systems. We work in close coordination with specialist teams like Perception, Autonomy, and Manufacturing to solve some of the hardest problems facing our customers. We are looking for software engineers, roboticists, and front-end and mobile developers who are excited about creating a powerful robotics platform that can be tasked and viewed in real-time through a variety of interfaces.
  • Develop, debug, and test flight controllers and guidance algorithms in C++ and using Simulink
  • Establish regression testing pipelines at the system and unit levels
  • Develop and test Software-In-The-Loop and Hardware-In-The-Loop tests in preparation for flight testing
  • Work closely with the flight software team to define requirements, integrate autocoded GNC software and test functionality in simulation
  • Review test data captured from the flight control system, subsystems, and other test instrumentation to verify vehicle performance, evaluate GNC algorithm/controller behavior, or debug incidents during testing or from fielded assets
  • Work closely with the modeling and simulation team to develop models required to support functional evaluation of GNC software


  • BS in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or related field with focus on dynamics and control
  • Experience with airborne platforms
  • MATLAB and Simulink Proficiency
  • Experience with C/C++
  • Familiarization with 6-DOF simulations
  • Passion for defending the United States and its allies
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. TS security clearance


  • MS in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or related field with focus on dynamics and control
  • Experience with flight control design and analysis for fixed and rotary wing aircraft or missile systems
  • Experience with integrating and debugging navigation systems for aerial platforms
  • Experience with guidance algorithm development for ISR platforms
  • Experience with Simulink Embedded Coder
  • Experience running Software-In-The-Loop and Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation
  • C/C++ Proficiency
  • Familiarity with python or shell scripting
  • Experience with git and Atlassian tools
US Salary Range
$160,000$240,000 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 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 fully subsidized during the work week with 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!

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