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Field Ops Chief

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Quincy, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
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 is fielding the next generation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to tackle the extremely challenging industry demands of seabed exploration. Anduril has brought to the market a unique, ultra-long-range, full-ocean-depth platform, and a completely refreshed maritime vehicle and flexible manufacturing architecture that scales from "large" to "extra-large" vehicle sizes. Today, Anduril is executing on multi-million-dollar contracts while simultaneously performing Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) AUV operations.
As our team continues to quickly grow, we are looking for motivated candidates that are inspired to work within an extremely energetic, creative, and innovative team that is passionate about subsea robotics and exploring the open ocean. We work in a highly dynamic environment where collaboration and idea sharing are a way of life.
We are seeking a Field Operations Chief to join a rapidly growing Field Ops team. The Ops Chief will take on a partnership role with the Field Ops Manager, leading multiple AUV Test Engineers working in a cutting-edge startup environment to advance the state-of-the-possible in subsea robotics. Our ideal candidate is a strong leader who is results-driven and comfortable performing both hands-on and administrative work in a maritime operations setting.


  • Manage day to day operations for the Field Operations team
  • Maintain operational calendar for personnel and asset assignments looking out 3-6 months
  • Supervise post-mission actions as needed including data analysis, vehicle maintenance, and inventory
  • Work within a dynamic team of multidisciplinary engineers and specialists throughout the life of AUV design, integration, and test efforts
  • Support at-sea AUV operations deployed globally from a variety of support vessel types
  • Coordinate test execution with 3rd party vendors, partners, and logistics companies
  • Collect feedback from internal and external stakeholders
  • Generate user documentation and training for all aspects of AUV operations, including AUV user guide, mission planning guide, etc.
  • Contribute to next-generations design on all platforms and facilitate testing of new technology
  • Travel with and support customer-facing operations approximately 50% of the time


  • Execution driven - independent and confident with goal-setting, project management, prioritization, and problem-solving
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following disciplines: Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Knowledge of electronics troubleshooting and basic use of test equipment
  • Able to maintain high productivity and efficiency while offshore for extended periods of time
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance


  • Leadership experience
  • Fluent with maritime operations
  • Experience integrating subsea acoustic sensors, underwater navigation, and communication systems
  • Proficient in reading and understanding engineering drawings and specifications
  • Experience with leading on-deck operations
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 all offers and are considered part of Anduril’s total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, employee life and disability, mental health and family planning benefits with all premiums paid by Anduril. Anduril provides fully paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and paid time off. A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians and all on-site meals are fully subsidized during the work week through use of our gourmet kitchens. 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!