Operations Analyst - Model and Simulation at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Catalyst - Mission Autonomy and Planning

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.

We are working on cutting edge complex systems that need to operate in the harshest of conditions. To support our development and deployments tasks we are building up an Operations Analysis team to guide business strategy and complement our Modeling and Simulation team. This new team will provide rigorous analytical products which will be used to guide product development and convince customers of our value advantage.

You will be a operations analysis swiss-army knife who will interface with stakeholders including internal programs and external customers. You will carefully listen to stakeholder needs and then design rigorous math and physics analyses leading to clear and compelling value propositions. Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) will often complement demonstration events that together leave no doubt that Anduril offers real (not PowerPoint) warfighter capability.


  • Develop model-driven analysis (and often the models themselves)
  • Develop a deep understanding of transformational value of Anduril platform, autonomy, simulation, and perception products
  • Use our advanced internal M&S capabilities to give our analyses and asymmetric advantage over competitors
  • convey the value through life of AI-powered distributed systems over traditional industrial offerings


  • Active Secret security clearance
  • Military mission MS&A experience. For example, working knowledge of OCA/DCA, ISR, SEAD/DEAD, Electronic Attack, or Long Range Fires missions
  • Platform MS&A experience. For example, value proposition analyses comparisons involving aero, fuel, and signature modeling
  • Payload MS&A experience. For example, physics-based trade-space analyses for radar, EOIR, communications, or weapons payloads.
  • 2+ years AFSIM scripting experience. The more, the better.
  • Outstanding communication skills to include visual presentation of complex data.
  • Nominal proficiency with physics-math scripting of your choice (e.g., MATLAB, SIMULINK, Python+numpy, scipy)
  • 5+ years in relevant Science and/or Engineering related field.


  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Active Top Secret
  • 15 years in relevant Science and/or Engineering related field; relevant academic experience (BSc., MSc. Phd) qualifies
  • Experience with Tableau
  • Signal processing experience. For example, track fusion and filtering techniques.
  • Cost and Logistics MS&A experience: For example, life cycle, operations, and sustainment modeling
  • AFSIM Developer Training or AFSIM Plug-in development experience.
  • Advanced proficiency with Mathworks products (MATLAB, SIMULINK etc.)
  • Proficiency with C/C++.

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
    Operations Analyst - Model and Simulation
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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