Chief Solution Engineer, Strategic Growth

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Sales & Business Development
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 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.

Anduril's Strategy Division is responsible for planning and executing the executive vision for Anduril's product and revenue roadmap, ensuring that Anduril's growth is coordinated and on track for Year over Year strategic growth targets. You will support Anduril's strategic growth and business development process with the technical development of multi-domain autonomous and unmanned weapon systems from conceptual design through transition to Anduril Division ownership. You will work closely with strategic opportunity customers to develop these designs so that requirements are tied to customer inputs, and Anduril concepts shape program office technical decisions. Your spectrum of support will be diverse in nature and require you to leverage your technical expertise as well as leadership skills to set objectives, build cross-functional teams, and rapidly drive to completion. The ability to leverage your intuition and prior experience in programmatic level decision will play a key component in making sure the right design/analysis/ and test steps are being completed to ensure success. The ideal candidate will leverage their experience executing and successfully completing prior highly optimized multi-disciplinary projects.


  • Lead technical and programmatic multi-domain autonomous weapon system design in the initial shaping, capture, and design stage of a strategic growth opportunity, and support the end-to-end strategic growth process
  • Manage the detailed design of the system and subsystems including requirements development, system and sub-system trades and optimization, risk management etc. to ensure the appropriate consideration of design key performance parameters, schedule, costs and risks in order to shape the growth opportunity
  • Own the technical and programmatic success of strategic growth opportunities, establish technical and programmatic vision assemble cross-functional teams of internal and external subject matter experts within the Anduril Divisions, and communicate that vision to them.
  • Set up trade analysis to enable the exploration of early conceptual designs while working closely with technical SME’s and strategic growth team to find the right solution to current and future gaps in the DOD capability to ensure the warfighter has the best solution for current and future conflicts.
  • Coordinate closely with manufacturing to ensure the fabrication of prototype and low-rate production articles are capable of expansion to full rate manufacturing
  • Work with senior leadership to ensure resource plans are adequate for work scope.


  • Demonstrated understanding of multi-domain unmanned and autonomous weapon systems development and deployment
  • Demonstrated engineering support to the growth and business development process
  • Experience in a senior role leading autonomous and unmanned weapon system programs from initial concept design through transition to full development and test
  • Strong understanding of the “why” behind Autonomous Platform and Systems design.
  • Experience working on mission critical DOD systems
  • Experience creating cross-functional teams and focusing them around a common vision
  • Preferred candidate is based out of Washington, DC


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical or Software engineering, or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Master’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical or Software engineering, or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years experience or relevant systems engineering and growth support
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Top Secret clearance.
  • Travel 35% to Customer and Test Sites

US Salary Range
$190,000$285,000 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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