Software Engineer - Systems at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Seattle, WA

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.

Anduril’s Lattice software platform integrates together many sensors into a single cohesive view of the world, providing needed context for our users. Our Systems Software Engineers work on the infrastructure that powers our deployed systems. We develop embedded devices, fine-tune operating systems, and analyze the performance of our devices running on land, sea, and air. Our strong focus on customer security is reflected in our software, networking protocols, build systems, and testing procedures. In this role you will work on a wide variety of systems software engineering tasks at Anduril.

We believe in having as little separation between engineers and our users as well as between engineering teams. As a Software Engineer, you will be working alongside a team of engineers with a diverse set of backgrounds and skills. Anduril has a collaborative culture with plenty of opportunities for ownership. As an early member of the team, your decisions today will have a large impact on the company now and into the future, as well as our customers!

We believe that simple systems are easier to understand, maintain, and scale. You will be making trade-offs as you work to ensure that our systems are prepared to scale - so being able to effectively communicate these trade-offs with your teammates is a must. You will be responsible for the full lifecycle of software development projects, from implementation, packaging, automated testing, field testing, deployment support, and ongoing maintenance.


  • Implementing driver software for robotics peripherals and sensors
  • Bringing-up and testing of prototype computer hardware
  • Working with mechanical and electrical engineers to define requirements for new products
  • Crafting reproducible software build systems
  • Crafting and implementing networking protocols
  • Measuring and improving system performance
  • Creating hardware diagnostic, testing, and simulation tools
  • Providing operational support for production deployments
  • Reviewing and improving product security
  • Writing embedded microcontroller program code and build systems
  • Creating web service software


  • 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.
  • Proficiency & interest in any of Java, C++, Rust, Go, Linux, etc.
  • A desire to work on software and applications that have real-world impact.
  • Broad interest in a variety of computer technology topics.
  • Excellent algorithmic problem solving abilities.
  • Interest in creating reliable, secure, and testable systems software.
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data.

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 - Systems
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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