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Field Ops Engineer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, July 5, 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.


  • Work within a dynamic team of multidisciplinary engineers, specialists and technicians throughout the life of AUV design, integration, and test efforts
  • Prepare for field deployments by specifying and evaluating AUV test and support equipment
  • Conduct risk assessments for test and related operations, identifying and implementing mitigations
  • Develop, evaluate and iterate Standard Operating Procedures and user documentation for all aspects of AUV operations
  • Design integrations of subsystems in surrogate field test assets, and process results to inform test point iteration with SMEs
  • Write, review, and execute simple and detailed test plans for development, integration, factory and sea testing
  • Coordinate and conduct Test Readiness Reviews with internal and external stakeholders
  • Plan and execute day-to-day test operations for AUVs, following approved test procedures and documenting deviations
  • Perform engineering support to maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and upgrade activities of AUVs in the field
  • Develop and evaluate AUV launch and recovery evolutions
  • Conduct critical analysis of test data in real and slow time to inform test point progression, inform design development and build assurance arguments (with commensurate report authoring)
  • Provide constructive feedback to design and manufacturing teams
  • Support software UI design for AUV systems
  • Be in the field 60%+ of the time, supporting nearshore and offshore testing


  • 4+ years experience in systems engineering, and integration and testing
  • Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical, electrical or other relevant discipline
  • Experience with subsea operational procedures and equipment (including AUV launch and recovery systems) is advantageous, as is vehicle level testing (any domain)
  • Knowledge of electronics troubleshooting and ability to use basic test equipment
  • Experience with Linux and command line interfaces as well as software debugging
  • Extreme comfort being offshore for extended periods of time
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • A sincere commitment to a positive, inclusive, and collaborative culture
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a NV2 Security Clearance

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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