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EO/IR Sensor System Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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 Imaging’s System Engineering team is seeking an EO/IR Sensor System Engineer to join our team. The System Engineering team is responsible for system architecture definition, trade analyses, and modeling/validating system performance for land, sea, air, and space EO/IR applications.

In this role, you will be responsible for defining EO/IR system architectures. You will perform radiometric performance modeling as well as laboratory, ground, and flight testing. To predict real-world performance, you will also model atmospheric and environmental effects for land, sea, and air targets. You will leverage your analyses to inform system-level architectural trades. As needed, you will also lead small teams of engineers from concept ideation through system definition and development.

You should have a track record of successfully working on fast-paced, highly technical, interdisciplinary teams. Proficiency in analytical toolchains or languages (e.g., MATLAB, Python, C++) is required. Experience with industry standard EO/IR modeling software packages (e.g. MODTRAN, SPIRITS, AFSIM) and/or Model Based Systems Engineering (e.g. Cameo, SysML, etc) is a plus.


  • Adapt or derive physics-based models of sensor system performance and derive requirements based on those models
  • Define system architectures via detailed trade studies and analyses
  • Support both laboratory-based and field-based experiments and demonstrations
  • Lead and manage small teams of engineers, as necessary
  • Engage technically with the hardware, software, and mission teams to define, integrate, and deliver high performance systems to our customers
  • Validate models against laboratory and real world data
  • Coordinate and communicate with both external & internal stakeholders with varying degrees of technical background


  • Model development and validation in one or more domains relevant to remote sensing
  • Ability to decompose complex systems into functional parts, with clearly defined interfaces and requirements for each
  • Experience in system design and development from initial concept through test and delivery to customer
  • Strong laboratory skills (e.g. design of experiments)
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. security clearance
  • Willingness to travel to test sites, as needed.


  • Knowledge of current and next-generation advanced sensing systems and platforms
  • Advanced sensing domain experience (e.g., EO/IR, LIDAR)
  • Experience with image processing techniques for EO/IR sensors
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team through design trades while meeting program deadlines
  • Advanced proficiency in an analytical toolchains/languages (e.g., MATLAB, Python, C++)
  • Experience with MBSE techniques (e.g. Cameo, SysML, etc)
  • Experience with signature and/or scenario modeling/software packages (MODTRAN, SPIRITS, AFSIM)

US Salary Range
$1$1 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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