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Staff Software Engineer - Real Time Systems, Mission Autonomy

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 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’s Mission Autonomy team builds our platform for rapidly developing powerful, reliable and explainable behaviors for teams of autonomous robots. This includes both Anduril-fielded robots as well as third-party integrations. These teams, composed of air, land, and sea-based platforms, collaborate to complete tasks, respond to new data, and allocate themselves in safe, strategic ways. Pushing autonomy to the edge, these behaviors enable tactics which must not only contend with an uncertain world picture, but also adversary capabilities.

The team owns the core C++ behavior tree execution framework, the suite of APIs exposed to behavior nodes, and a catalog of behaviors that users compose into their higher level behaviors to accelerate development. Our APIs support vehicle command and control, integrate with the Lattice operator tasking model, and expose abstractions for algorithms used to generate effective plans that consider everything from asset-task allocations to onboard sensor management. This entire ecosystem is designed to integrate first class with our simulation engine to enable faster than real time testing of tactics before deployment to real robots.


  • Provide technical leadership not only within the team, but also to users of our platform by setting best practice standards for developing autonomous behaviors.
  • Engage with product managers and business line users to decompose technical solutions to solve real world problem, influence our long term roadmap, and shape how our customers use our product.
  • Work with partner teams to understand problems, identify opportunities and build consensus. In particular, MA sits between multiple partner platform teams and requires significant understanding of the end-to-end Lattice ecosystem to ensure our users’ success.
  • Advocate for excellent engineering culture across the team.
  • Mentor and coach engineers in the team to help them achieve their results and grow their career.
  • Work on a modern tech stack involving a C++ core platform as well as C++ and Python behaviors.
  • Maintain contextual awareness of technical architecture within MA in order to advise and guide design decisions across the group.
  • Balance short term tensions from the business against long term product vision and roadmap.


  • A strong foundation in computer science and software engineering fundamentals.
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Experience delivering software projects of significant complexity into production multiple times.
  • Strong C++ or Rust and Python experience in a Linux development environment.
  • Strong technical communication skills.
  • A desire to work on software that has a real-world impact on the United States and its allies.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • A bias for action. You have a track record of solving a problem if you see one.
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • Experience with programming language design.
  • Experience with real time and/or distributed systems.
  • Prior experience and/or demonstrated interest in AI/Robotics in one or more of the following areas: motion planning, sensor fusion, or multi-agent planning.
  • Experience in mathematical problem solving in areas including but not limited to: graph search, convex optimization, optimal allocation, and geometric methods.

US Salary Range
$196,000$294,000 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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