Contractor Program Security Officer

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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.

This is a security position requiring a qualified security professional in support of special access program initiatives. As a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO), you will be responsible for the management, direction, administration and development of security programs and procedures for assigned programs that have contractually imposed security requirements beyond 32 CFR Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Rule requirements. The CPSO will interface with government agencies regarding assigned program security matters and requirements and will be responsible for managing all security-related aspects of assigned programs in close collaboration with other Anduril CPSOs.


The CPSO will:

  • Submit program access requests, prepare for government inspections, conduct and report results of self-inspections, process visit requests, conduct security briefings, refreshers and debriefings, maintain access rosters, enable and manage classified mail, manage IDS/access control management systems for spaces associated with assigned program(s), and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform program security administrative tasks and duties (e.g., maintain/create filing and tracking systems, updating logs/lists, ensure secure program areas are set up and appropriately supplied to meet program manager/staff needs, coordinate with internal and external customers to include Information Systems, Mission Assurance, Insider Threat, Physical Security, and Facilities, as required).
  • Maintain personnel security records for special access programs (SAP) and/or Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)-related programs to include the use of SIMS, DISS, JADE, and other systems as applicable.
  • Perform initial access eligibility determinations, process Pre-Screening Questionnaires, and create PARs and SCI nominations for assigned programs.
  • Process incoming and outgoing classified visit certifications.
  • Conduct internal self-inspections and manage government Staff Assistance Visits and Customer Security Assessments on behalf of Anduril.
  • Maintain classified material accountability records to include inventory lists, receipt and transmittal records and final disposition documentation.
  • Maintain working knowledge in the preparation and maintenance of prime and subcontract DD254s.
  • Ensure all classified materials are marked and controlled in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Review operational requirements and system specification documents to ensure applicable security requirements are addressed and incorporated into security processes.
  • Interpret and implement security classification guidance.
  • Develop Program Protection Plans (PPPs)
  • Investigate and document security violations/incidents, providing recommendations for corrective actions to program personnel/management and keep Anduril leadership and government cognizant security authorities/program office(s) informed as required.
  • Develop and maintain the program's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
  • Provide amazing support to both internal and external customers.
    • Attend, support and participate in program meetings, staff meetings, and telecons.
    • Respond to walk-in customers and perform ad hoc security services as needed.
  • Actively and aggressively pursue maintaining a collaborative environment within the larger security team, with program teams, with teams outside Anduril’s security enterprise, and with government customers/program offices.
  • In collaboration with the physical security team, maintain the program’s access control and alarm systems.
  • Develop/maintain current program Fixed Facility Checklists to establish/update classified work areas, including maintaining and updating necessary accreditation documentation and records.
  • Develop/update Security Education & Training modules in collaboration with other security team members and the government program offices, as applicable.
  • Develop/conduct formal initial and recurring security education and training materials/events.
  • DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility with current investigation and ability to maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance with Special Program accesses.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent education and work experience.
  • At least three years’ experience working with special programs in a ACPSO or CPSO role.
  • Knowledgeable of applicable Department of Defense policies, instructions, and manuals pertinent to special access program security.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Top-notch collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to work extended hours in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment in a variety of program areas.
  • Willingness to travel on company business (varies but probably less than 10%).

US Salary Range: $114,000 - $171,000

US Salary Range
$114,000$171,000 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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