Software Engineer - Roboticist at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Neuron - Sensing and Robotics

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 Neuron team at Anduril develops aerial and ground-based robotic systems. The team is responsible for taking autonomous systems from paper sketches to operational deployment. We work in close coordination with integrated product teams like electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, flight navigation and control, manufacturing, and integration and test to solve some of the hardest problems facing our customers. We are looking for software engineers and roboticists excited about creating powerful autonomous aircraft systems that include computer vision, signal processing, motion planning, flight controls, estimation, and secure communications.


  • Responsible for software development and integration across the full aircraft system, including deployment and quality assurance of software and firmware stack to new hardware builds during the manufacturing process
  • Support integration and test team during ground checks and flight tests - requires up to 50% travel
  • Contribute to the implementation of autopilot functionality, mission autonomy, and sensor integrations
  • Create and analyze metrics that are leveraged for debugging and monitoring
  • Maintain up to date data and metrics on the status and health of all program assets from initial build through flight test


  • 3+ years of programming experience in industry or academia
  • 1+ year of C++ production coding experience
  • 1+ year of programming for attached devices (motors, sensors, cameras, etc)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux tools for performance analysis and debugging problems (gdb, ASAN, valgrind, perf, etc)
  • Solid understanding of systems software (kernel, device drivers, system calls)
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance

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
    Software Engineer - Roboticist
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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