Director of Physical Security at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Security and Compliance

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.

Anduril’s Physical Security team is looking for a leader to build a high impact global security operations team to protect Anduril employees, our products, and our facilities. As part of the Core Operations team, you will lead the Physical Security team and drive the strategy and tactical execution across our portfolio of offices in security matters. You will learn how to adapt traditional security protocols to our culture and unique needs.

What you’ll do

  • Own the physical security program for the company. You’ll set the strategic vision for what a great physical security program will be for Anduril. On time and within budget.
  • Use your advanced knowledge in security to manage and assess our global physical security requirements at Anduril and the implementation of solutions to avoid and respond in protecting Anduril’s people, products, and spaces from ever present threats.
  • Stand up our Global Security Operations Center from the ground up. As our real estate footprint has grown, we need to respond to the evolving threats.
  • Manage the global strategy for access control and the contracted guard force including technology, coverage requirements, training, and post orders.
  • Manage any other vendors to assist in Anduril’s global physical security needs.
  • Source, deploy, and implement technology to support our teams.
  • Provide strategic direction on evolving physical security and safety issues.
  • Partner closely with Infosec, Security Services, and other internal teams.
  • Communicate and inform relevant partners, including Anduril Executives
  • Working with the rest of the Real Estate and Facilities management team, establish SOPs for the operations center to handle off-hours emergency calls for each facilities
  • Collaborate with EH&S manager on emergency preparedness and response
  • Strengthen external partnerships with local and state law enforcement, federal agencies, third-party vendors, and community organizations

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Security, or related field with at least 10 years of experience with increasing scope, responsibility, and complexity at a multinational company. Startup experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in building, managing, mentoring, and inspiring physical security operations teams, with a proven track record of leveraging data to drive significant business impact
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and explain the present or future needs for proposed security initiatives to senior management
  • Comfortable leading large cross-functional initiatives, and collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills coupled with strong business acumen. You would have written and published policies and influenced at all levels.
  • Experience in conducting risk and vulnerability assessments and operational security design/planning.
  • Demonstrated conflict management and negotiation skills.
  • Domestic and international travel is required (~50%)

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
    Director of Physical Security
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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