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Product Operations Engineer, Space

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Product, Operations
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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 employs networking infrastructure to support global operations of customer sites. You'll be collaborating with other Network team members, Mission Assurance leads, and Product deployment teams to directly support end-users of an operational system. The Product Operations Engineer will help operate, maintain, and update a classified networking capability that provides operational Space Domain Awareness data for the United States Space Force. The Product Operations Team will be the first point of contact with end-users at various locations worldwide. You'll also be responsible for providing clear and concise documentation to assist with training remote non-network technical staff for routine task such as device configuration, basic troubleshooting, and workflow optimization. This role will work hand in hand with our Mission Software Engineering team to deploy new capabilities to an operational system during future integrations. Due to the classification of the operational system, a minimum SECRET clearance is required and a TS/SCI is preferred.

This role is directly tied to an ongoing, funded program within Anduril’s Space Business Line. The program requires building and fielding a resilient, software-defined, distributed mesh networking layer for critical Space Domain Awareness data. We work with mission partners and operators to deploy reliable and robust capabilities on operationally-relevant fielding timelines to meet complex challenges across the DOD and IC.


  • Manage and grow a team of Product Operations Engineers for a new operational system provided to the United States Space Force.
  • Develop, design, and establish processes, workflow automations, and tooling capabilities to support end-users of a globally distributed system from a secure Anduril-owned facility.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure operational readiness of newly deployed locations or features and provide persistent monitoring of the existing capability baseline.
  • Provide real time response, rapid resolution, and root causing complex issues across code and backing infrastructure within an air-gapped network.
  • Maximize operational capability efficiency through ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting with little supervision and the ability to escalate when appropriate.


  • Minimum SECRET clearance required
  • 3+ years of experience in classified networking infrastructure and operations.
  • Experience with device configuration, basic troubleshooting, and incident triage.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Strong initiative in managing your own work in isolated secure environments.
  • Networking certifications (CCNP, CCIE, PCNSA, etc.)
  • Experience with Bash, Python, Nornir, Jinja, Ansible, Terraform, etc
  • Comfort with communicating complex thoughts simply across various methods of communication and tools
  • Enthusiasm towards transforming US and allied military capabilities with advanced technology in space environments
  • Little to no travel required, but opportunities to travel to end-user locations will be provided.


  • TS/SCI clearance preferred
  • Experience leading teams supporting distributed operational capabilities for mission critical US Government systems
  • Experience with software-defined networking and distributed mesh networking. Extensive technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards, including routers, switches (layer 2/3), firewalls, remote access, DNS, BGP, OSPF, VLAN, VRF, QoS, and VPN
  • Experience with COMSEC and HAIPE Complaint In-line type-1 network encryptors
  • Familiarity with Space Domain Awareness data and systems
  • Knowledge of Anduril’s Lattice OS and its capabilities
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and DevOps practices.
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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