Senior Staff Software Engineer at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Lattice - Command and Control

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.

The Software Capabilities team builds immersive, real-time applications that integrate diverse sensor feeds and are mission-critical to our users. These are technically challenging web applications to build, with complex user interactions on performed on large volumes of sensor data. Our users use these web apps to fly our Ghost drone, control a Sentry tower, or dispatch an Anvil after a threat. They are the portal into the Lattice ecosystem. As such, the team’s constant goal is to create a smooth, delightful experience for our users.


  • Run an effective team that delivers high-quality user experiences in a timely fashion
  • Work with engineers, product manager, designers, and other stakeholders to accomplish key outcomes
  • Coaching team members by providing guidance and feedback for their growth
  • Leading hiring and interviewing efforts to grow the team by working with the recruiting team
  • Setting clear goals for team members, guiding them to accomplish those goals, and tracking progress
  • Communicating progress with stakeholders across the company


  • As a leader of an engineering team, the Lead Staff Software Engineer will need a deep technical background, especially in web application development
  • 3+ years technical leadership experience
  • 6+ years of experience in web application development
  • They will need to be able to grok large codebases, understand backend systems, and learn new tools
  • Familiarity with standard web technologies, such as JavaScript, CSS, and the DOM, and a component-based application framework, such as Angular or React.
  • Prior engineering experience from the industry, along with academic pursuits & studies in the areas of: Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics.
  • Familiarity with algorithms, data structures, storage systems, cloud infrastructure, front-end frameworks, and other technical tools.
  • A desire to work on software and applications that have real-world impact
  • They will guide technical discussions and of evaluating tradeoffs to help inform decisions of other stakeholders
  • Proven leader and manager (either technical and/or people) with strong communication skills to effectively interact with our entire organization
  • Proven ability to steer engineering & product vision & gain buy in from key leadership stakeholders
  • Expertise with organizational design
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • We encourage people from all backgrounds go apply but our tech stack uses AWS, C++, Go, Typescript, and React so familiarity with all of these tools and languages would be useful
  • Previous experience working with the DoD
  • Startup experience
  • 3D mapping experience

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
    Senior Staff Software Engineer
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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