Software Engineer - Tracking & Estimation

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 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.

About the Team
The Tracking team develops the tracking and fusion software that runs on robots in real-time at the edge. We deploy multi-domain, multi-platform tracking capabilities and integrate third-party sensors to produce the consolidated track picture that drives autonomous decision making. We facilitate development through the entire product development lifecycle, from sensor modeling and data analysis through algorithm and software design to testing, deployment and production/sustainment.

We collaborate with machine learning, computer vision, mission autonomy, operations analysis, hardware systems, test, and other teams at Anduril. Our code runs on a variety of Anduril robots and systems in dozens of deployments spanning multiple continents, so you’ll see your impact in the real world!

About the Role
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Tracking & Estimation Engineer to join our dynamic engineering team. The ideal candidate will be proficient in C++ software engineering, tracking/fusion algorithm development, sensor modeling, and data analysis. You will be responsible for designing, implementing and deploying real-time tracking and estimation systems that will be integral to Anduril’s mission-critical products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop robust and efficient C++ software for real-time tracking and fusion.
  • Conduct data analysis and performance evaluation to validate and improve tracking system capabilities.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to integrate tracking and estimation systems with other system components.
  • Contribute to the full software development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, coding, testing, and deployment.
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in tracking and fusion technology.
  • Write clear and maintainable code with comprehensive documentation.
  • Build and maintain sensor models for simulation and performance analysis.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree or PhD is preferred.
  • A high level of proficiency with modern C++ (C++11 and beyond), including experience with the STL, smart pointers and templates, as well as familiarity with object-oriented design and polymorphism. Practical experience in developing and maintaining production-grade code deployed to robots is highly desirable.
  • Experience with the Kalman Filter family of estimators (KF, EKF, UKF, particle filter) and the advantages/disadvantages of each variant.
  • Experience with different approaches to the target-measurement assignment problem.
  • Knowledge of various methods of target cardinality estimation/track initialization.
  • Strong background in linear algebra and probability/stochastic processes.

Preferred Skills:

  • In depth knowledge of one or more of the following multitarget tracking algorithms: track-oriented multi-hypothesis tracker (TO-MHT), hypothesis-oriented multi-hypothesis tracker (HO-MHT), joint probabilistic data association tracker (JPDA), batch-tracking algorithms.
  • Experience with both centralized and decentralized track fusion.
  • Experience with target track classification via machine learning/artificial intelligence.
  • Knowledge of nonlinear numerical optimization techniques.
  • Prior experience in the defense industry or with developing systems for military applications.
  • Familiarity with software development tools and practices, such as version control, continuous integration, and automated testing.
US Salary Range
$138,000$252,000 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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