Strategic Operations Associate

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

The Operations team manages the end-to-end processes take enable Anduril to build, ship, and deploy products at scale. As part of the Operations team, we’re looking for an individual to help solve key cross-functional process, analytics, and systems projects to better help Supply Chain, Deployments, and partner teams across a variety of workflows.


  • You’ll work closely with the Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Mission Operations, Finance, Product, and Deployments teams to identify problems, conceive solutions, and implement processes to improve our ability to buy, make, and deploy hardware quickly and correctly.
  • You’ll work closely with the Analytics and Business Systems teams to scope requirements and deliver solutions to help aid in solving core scale problems.
  • You’ll lead cross-functional efforts, building project roadmaps, getting alignment from different parties, and working through roadblocks as they come up, owning the end-to-end implementation of a given initiative.
  • You’ll develop and utilize your strategic operations viewpoint, being an active participant in deciding which projects are even worth solving at a given point in time, and understanding the different priorities and considerations from a variety of functions to enable you do so.
  • You’ll pinch hit where necessary, filling in critical gaps to ensure the business can smoothly.
  • You’ll identify consistent pain points and develop and iterate on processes to help the company solve issues over time.
  • You’ll use your qualitative and quantitative skill set to help create key analysis to influence and execute on operational decisions.
  • You have product taste and are able to think through how business systems requirements should be shaped, and partner with Arsenal on conceiving and testing workflows.
  • You’ll communicate across teams, bridging different parts of the organization to achieve cross-functional outcomes.


  • You have an insanely high execution bar and will see projects through from conception to tactical completion to move Anduril forward.
  • You consider people, and you love solving complex, ambiguous, cross-functional problems in a people-centric way.
  • You’re both high ownership and low ego, approaching everything with strong outcome orientation and high humility.
  • You’re genuinely curious and creative, wanting to dive deep into a variety of operational process and systems problems and think critically to define optimal solutions.
  • You’re observant and anticipate cross-functional issues/need and potential solutions before the broader org may notice.
  • You’re tactical and don’t only sit at a 30,000 foot level.
  • You’re discerning and an incredibly fast learner.
  • U.S. Person Status is required as this position needs to access controlled data.
US Salary Range
$94,000$141,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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