Chief Architect

Navigation & Localization

Updated on 5/22/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops autonomous systems for defense missions

Data & Analytics
Robotics & Automation
AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$196,000 - $294,000Annually

+ Healthcare coverage + Life insurance + Generous holiday calendar + Paid leave + Mental health resources + Professional development stipend + Daily meals + Commuter benefits


Newport Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Master's or PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or a related field
  • Proven experience in developing Navigation and Localization algorithms for autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones, maritime vehicles or similar application
  • Experience with sensor calibration, sensor fusion, state estimation, and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) techniques
  • Strong knowledge of navigation principles, including inertial navigation, GPS, and other sensors such as star trackers
  • Experience with navigation, localization, and positioning systems design and development
  • Deep expertise in Kalman filtering, Extended Kalman filtering, and other estimation techniques.
  • Experience with real-time systems and diverse software development
  • Knowledge of sensor fusion and data integration techniques
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience applying covariance analysis techniques to optimize navigation system performance, error modeling, and system uncertainty assessments, and requirements methods
  • Must be eligible to obtain and hold a US DoD Security Clearance.
  • Design and develop algorithms for real-time navigation, path planning and obstacle avoidance systems
  • Implement sensor fusion techniques to integrate data from multiple sensors
  • Develop simulation and testing environment to evaluate the performance of Navigation and Localization solutions
  • Optimize and design fault-tolerant algorithms for computational efficiency
  • Lead an Anduril-wide navigation, localization, and positioning community of practice
  • Lead the navigation, localization, and position strategy, roadmap and solution architecture for Anduril
  • Drive evaluation and integration of advanced alternative navigation aiding sources
  • Design, develop, integrate and test inertial navigation systems (INS), GNSS products, visual navigation, and other related technologies
  • Develop algorithms for navigation, localization, and positioning systems
  • Architect and improve calibration procedures for sensor suites used in navigation systems
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate navigation solutions into overall vehicle systems
  • Conduct rigorous simulation and testing for validation of navigation algorithms and systems performance
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and research in navigation technologies

Anduril Industries specializes in the development of autonomous systems for defense, incorporating advanced AI via their Lattice OS. This robust platform facilitates sophisticated command and control abilities and integrates modular hardware components for scalable solutions. This focus on high-level autonomy in critical missions positions them as a leader in defense technology, offering employees a dynamic environment where cutting-edge technology meets significant, real-world applications. Working at Anduril Industries provides a unique opportunity to contribute to innovative and impactful defense solutions.

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding



null, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


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Full Family Health Coverage

16 Weeks Paid Leave for All Caregivers

Family Planning & Support

Incentivized Time Off

Mental Health Resources

Financial Planning

Unlimited Provisions

Professional Development