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Systems Security Engineer - Active Clearance

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 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.

At Anduril we are developing cutting-edge artificial intelligence systems, command and control platforms, aerospace vehicles, and long range sensors. We are looking for systems security engineers with experience in these fields to help design and manage the security posture of the next generation of Anduril’s products. In order to be successful at Anduril, a systems security engineer needs to be fluent in areas of technical leadership, requirements-analysis, design rigor, and a hands-on contributor mindset. The Engineer must drive first principles of engineering in design rigor and integration with other systems internal and external to Anduril. In short this individual will have ownership in executing all security aspects of product development, production, and sustainment through the entire product lifecycle to assure product resiliency in adverse environments.


  • Illustrate security requirements and security architectures of multiple Anduril products
  • Design systems and solution features with engineering teams to meet and exceed industry-standard security goals
  • Develop, guide, and monitor technical documentation to capture trades studies, system designs, analysis, and results related to a systems security posture such as identifying Critical Program Information (CPI) and creation of Anti-Tamper Plans
  • Development and documentation of security test and assessment plans; Execution of demonstrations and support to customer-led validation events
  • Support technical work products developed by the larger engineering team, supporting major milestone deliveries (e.g: SRR, SVR, PDR, CDR, TRR, PRR).


  • Experience in one or more of the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity
  • Experience with Government cybersecurity policy and frameworks such as JSIG, ICD 503, NIST SP 800-53
  • Previous work on security engineering and architecture on or related to defense and/or national security systems
  • Strong understanding of the “why” behind the product, systems, and security design
  • Ability to effectively brief and interact regularly with a technically-oriented government customer
  • A sincere commitment to a positive, inclusive, and collaborative culture
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Must possess and be able to maintain a U.S. TS Security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excels at the above listed Requirements
  • Proven track record of excelling across the broader security domain, encompassing embedded Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Software Security and Anti-Tamper Engineering
  • Experience working with unmanned aircraft at and above Group 3 class
  • Experience working with various operating systems and communication protocols
US Salary Range
$138,000$207,000 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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