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Chief Engineer, Army

Company: Anduril Industries, Inc.
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Anduril is seeking an Engineering Leader to join a group of amazingly talented people focused on delivering mission outcomes through technology. You will help lead the delivery of high stakes, high profile, complex customer programs while strengthening our engineering and program-specific capabilities across the business line. This is a technical leadership role within the group at Anduril that focuses on building hardware and software solutions, while connecting sensors and data across all domains, to all forces, and enabling and ensuring a scaled convergence of effects across a dynamic battle-space. We are looking for someone who has experience designing --' building --' and delivering complex customer programs that are diverse in nature and require you to leverage both technical expertise as well as leadership skills to set objectives, build teams, and drive projects to completion. The ideal candidate will leverage their experience managing and executing to successfully deliver highly complex, optimized, multi-disciplinary products and programs.Command & Control is one of Anduril's Business Lines focused on building a next-gen software-defined distributed C2 architecture focused on orchestrating and automating 3rd party combat-fielded sensors and strike-networks for synchronized joint operations. 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.WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Define a vision and develop a strategy for maturing our delivery model, weaving together customer intent and Anduril's desired outcomes into a long-term roadmap for Army strategy within the business line
  • Strengthen and grow a dedicated discipline around the end to end delivery of complex customer projects here at Anduril.
  • Effectively lead and execute complex customer programs while managing customer spend, transitioning [them] from R&D to production while working with the executive team.
  • Build and run a portfolio of technology-driven programs that span major customer/capital spend AND/OR unpaid, self-funded IRAD to advance an objective, or support customer exercises.
  • Effectively lead, manage, and execute - from early stage system design, market surveys, and technical evaluations to later stage technology development, system integration, testing and deployment and management of a potentially large number of engineers, spanning from Command and Control (C2) to visualization to simulation(s).


    • Proven history of managing multiple enterprise-scale partners
    • Engineering product background and experience building a technical product
    • Significant customer-facing experience (ie. strong inter-personal skills / executive gravitas) leading high profile and high stakes programs where success, and associated revenue collection, is tied to complete program success
    • Managing complex personalities, high profile individuals and different relationships across government, services, commands, or countries.
    • Track record of transitioning to production while doing R&D
    • Managed major customer/capital spend on programs that required large numbers of engineers
    • Designed --' Built --' Delivered.
    • Must have an Active US Secret Clearance


      • Experience working with cloud and edge compute hardware form factors
      • Software-centric background with an emphasis on integration(s) within customer systems
      • Background with development of autonomous systems and behaviors
      • Practical experience with Army acquisitions process
      • Networking experience including mesh network technologies
      • Work focused on multiple customer sites, geographies, and services
      • Experience with Command & Control systems


Keywords: Anduril Industries, Inc., Costa Mesa , Chief Engineer, Army, Engineering , Costa Mesa, California

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