Chief Architect

Small Drones

Posted on 5/16/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops autonomous systems for defense missions

Data & Analytics
Robotics & Automation
AI & Machine Learning


Newport Beach, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Experience in a senior role leading system design and development
  • Basic understanding of Aerodynamics, Seeker Technology, Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), Control Actuation Servos, Modeling and Simulation
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • Experience with data analysis, rapid prototyping, and early-stage customer deployment
  • Hands-on build and prototyping of complex robotic systems
  • Familiarity with mechatronic design, firmware + software system design, sensor physics, tracking & calibration
  • Ability to engage technically with mechanical, electrical, firmware, sensors, and robotics software leads
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team through design trades while meeting program deadlines
  • High ownership, mission-oriented mentality
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented with strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Sincere commitment to a positive, inclusive, and collaborative culture
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance
  • Ability to travel as required for test planning and execution
  • Systems engineering and prioritization
  • Requirements derivation and validation
  • De-risk technical objectives and manage team prioritization
  • Setup trade spaces and guide decisions around “how the system comes together”
  • Unblock engineering progress
  • Identify “what is missing” or “what is important but not being managed”
  • Accountable for the shared technical output of the team
  • Recognition of internal customer needs and ability to support the objectives of the business
  • Technical management
  • Define milestones that break up delivery into manageable chunks
  • Manage a delivery schedule
  • Balance short term “urgent” needs with long term “important” needs
  • Define technical success criteria for the deliverable
  • Align team priorities through reviews and cross-functional meetings
  • Manage and escalate risks
  • Assist in creation of customer, executive review, and product-team materials
  • Assist in customer and program management

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


2 year growth



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