Air Defense, Product Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Product
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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 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, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a real-time, 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.

We build robots that find other robots and knock them out of the sky. At a time when air superiority can no longer be taken for granted, the Air Defense (AD) team provides mission critical capabilities to warfighters. From detection to tracking, identification, deterrence, and defeat, our family of networked sensors and effectors enables our customers to rapidly close the kill chain against a broad range of UAS threats. Working across product, engineering, business development, logistics, operations, and mission success, the AD team develops, tests, deploys, and sustains the Anduril AD Family of Systems (FoS) in challenging operational environments worldwide.

As the Product Manager within the AD Team, you will develop a deep understanding of and credibility with Anduril’s technology, our customers and their missions, as well as thorough knowledge of the evolving Air Defense command & control (C2) problem space. With this understanding, you will drive key components of the Air Defense roadmap for Anduril’s Lattice in partnership with engineers and designers, while also working closely with Mission Operations Engineers to ensure the platform meets the operational needs of our deployed and emerging missions.

Product strategy

Proactively communicate product goals to stakeholders and manage expectations for delivery. You escalate large trade offs and necessary decision points as needed. You constantly collaborate with internal teams across the product lifecycle. Daily responsibilities may look like translating growth opportunities from Business Development, communicating capabilities to Proposals, and iterating on feedback from Mission Operations. You seek the opportunity for involvement in test events and deployment visits to rapidly familiarize with user and customer needs.

Problem discovery and validation

You lead with data - defining and monitoring key metrics to measure success and prove out or disprove hypotheses. You author problem statements, product hypotheses and roadmaps with conviction, and honestly and regularly revisit to ensure we are meeting the mission needs.

Solution discovery and validation

You will identify potential features that will accelerate Anduril’s goals, increase our ability to quickly scale, and create an excellent user experience. To do this, you will seek out real-world context in the form of onsite user research and continually validate with internal experts to steer feature development. You will capture core workflows and translate these user needs into well-scoped requirements and success hypotheses.

Problem prioritization

You will work in conjunction with customer teams to define the product backlog and set clear outcomes in partnership with your engineering, design, and customer account leads. You will support functional teams allowing for prioritization of competing feature requests, sustainment, and new product integration. You efficiently adapt goals to new information for mission critical needs.

Delivery execution

You are comfortable working system design and code reviews with engineers to validate delivery against requirements. Your scope will span the lifecycle of the product, from initial release and onboarding, through day-to-day improvements. To condense development cycles, you will continually act as the voice of the user.

Required Qualifications

  • 2-5 years in software product development, with at least 1 year specifically in a hands-on product management capacity for an operational, production software implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for working with internal and external stakeholders, across a wide range of technical comfort
  • Demonstrated success decomposing a problem into addressable component parts
  • Proven ability to motivate cross functional teams to do their best work
  • Comfort working with data and complex analyses
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Must be eligible for a US Government security clearance


Preferred Qualifications

  • Defense, national security, or aerospace domain familiarity through industry or education
  • A deep enough understanding of basic front-end and back-end web technologies to consider capabilities and limitations
  • Experience with or interest in working with visual design tools to communicate ideas
  • 2+ years experience product management / product ownership for a highly operational production software implementation

BENEFITS

  • Platinum Benefits: We offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision, life) and cover 100 percent of the premiums for you.
  • 16 Weeks paid parental leave for all caregivers
  • Family planning: We’re proud to offer comprehensive family planning support. Fertility planning and treatment, adoption support, gestational carrier support and fertility preservation are all included.
  • Unlimited Provisions: From breakfast to dinner, our kitchen team has you covered with healthy meals and snacks at every office.
  • Commuter benefits depending on region
  • Relocation assistance
  • Unlimited and Incentivized Time Off

US Salary Range
$108,000$210,000 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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