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Onboarding and Engagement Lead

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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.

Role Overview
As the Onboarding and Engagement Lead at Anduril, your main responsibility is to ensure a productive and welcoming onboarding experience for new hires at Anduril. You will also play a key role in fostering a positive company culture by helping new employees to embrace our ways of working and lay the foundation that will allow our employees to thrive in their work. In this role, you will lead the planning, coordination, and execution of the onboarding program in collaboration with internal stakeholders, taking full ownership of the onboarding program. Additionally, you will be responsible for delegating and balancing the program execution with other team members who will report to you.


  • Lead the planning, coordination, and execution of the onboarding program in collaboration with internal stakeholders, taking full ownership of the program.
  • Act as the primary liaison for incoming employees, offering guidance, addressing concerns, and providing support throughout their onboarding.
  • Proactively identify areas for improvement within the onboarding process, driving innovative strategies or tools to elevate its effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Foster robust relationships with hiring managers and departments, taking charge of ensuring a streamlined and efficient onboarding experience aligned with company standards.
  • Develop, refine, and maintain comprehensive onboarding materials, checklists, and documentation reflecting the latest company policies, procedures, and resources.
  • Conduct engaging and informative orientation sessions for new hires, instilling a deep understanding of the company culture, values, and performance expectations.
  • Collaborate closely with the People Operations team, taking ownership of seamlessly integrating onboarding within broader HR processes and policies.
  • Monitor and track new employee progress during onboarding, ensuring the completion of all necessary training and procedural requirements.
  • Provide sustained support, mentorship, and resource guidance to new hires, actively aiding their assimilation into teams and adeptly navigating any challenges they may face.
  • Create employee engagement opportunities and execute projects intended to increase employee involvement and motivation at the company.
  • Assist in creating content for employee learning and development.

Traits and Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in onboarding or people operations, with previous management experience preferred.
  • Ability to be critical and constructive—you know how to give feedback to others and encourage everyone to do their best work.
  • Strong knowledge of onboarding processes, procedures, and best practices.
  • Ability to function independently and problem-solve with minimal or no direction.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong attention to detail, ensuring accurate and thorough completion of all onboarding tasks.
  • Proficient in using HRIS and other people systems and in reporting and analyzing onboarding data.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with employees at all levels.
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced work environment.
US Salary Range
$90,000$135,000 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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