AUV Field Test Engineer at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Quincy, MA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Maritime - Deployment Operations

Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.

As our team continues to quickly grow, we are looking for motivated candidates that are inspired to work within an extremely energetic, creative, and innovative team that is passionate about subsea robotics and exploring the open ocean. We work in a highly dynamic environment where collaboration and idea sharing are a way of life. We are seeking an AUV Field Test Engineer to join Anduril, working in a cutting-edge start-up environment to advance the state-of-the-possible in subsea robotics.


  • Work within a dynamic team of multidisciplinary engineers and specialists throughout the life of AUV design, integration, and test efforts
  • Take on the principal responsibilities of the hands-on troubleshooting, repair, operation, and maintenance of AUVs in the field
  • Lead day-to-day local operations for multiple AUV platforms, including conducting pre-mission testing, launch and recovery, vehicle tasking, and data analysis
  • Deploy globally in support of at-sea AUV operations from a variety of support vessel types
  • Write, review, and execute test plans during sea testing
  • Coordinate test execution with 3rd party vendors, partners, and logistics companies
  • Author detailed daily operational test reports to document the step-by-step execution of internal and customer facing efforts to test and evaluate AUV platforms and new capabilities
  • Support software UI design for AUV systems
  • Generate user documentation for all aspects of AUV operations, including AUV user guide, mission planning guide, etc.
  • Conduct routine design reviews of the platform under test with an eye towards improving operability and reducing learning curve for AUV at-sea operation
  • Contribute to next-generation designs and features for the ANDURIL-LD, from identifying areas for improvement to leading test and evaluation efforts for new technology rollouts
  • Lead local AUV operations including supporting multiple nearshore sea test days per week
  • Travel and support customer facing operations approximately 25% of the time


  • 5+ years experience operating robotic systems at-sea in a commercial or research offshore environment
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Experience with leading on deck operations utilizing ship based crane, a-frame, or dedicated AUV launch and recovery systems
  • Experience with Linux and command line interfaces as well as software debugging
  • Knowledge of electronics troubleshooting and basic use of test equipment
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated experience with subsea operational procedures and equipment
  • Excellent communication and customer support skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance


  • Experience with software development
  • Experience integrating subsea acoustic sensors, underwater navigation, and communication systems
  • Proficient in reading and understanding engineering drawings and specifications
  • Knowledge of offshore HSE policies and best practices

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    AUV Field Test Engineer
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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