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 seeking a highly experienced and motivated Sr. Director of Production to lead our aircraft manufacturing organization that is directly related to the recent CCA announcement ( Our goal is to fundamentally redefine the way future peer to peer conflicts are fought by developing next generation collaborative combat aircraft and this role will be an integral part of that successful change. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in leading the design and start-up of aircraft manufacturing processes and facilities, with a proven track record of delivering high-quality products on time and within budget.


  • Build and oversee the operations, manufacturing engineering, and supply chain teams responsible for aircraft production at Anduril.
  • Responsible for taking aircraft production at Anduril from zero to one on an extremely aggressive timeline.
  • Oversee the development and execution from production of the first prototype to the design and construction of the production facility to full rate production.
  • Develop and implement production plans and schedules to ensure the timely execution of all production program deliverables in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, standards, and certifications as required by the program.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with a broad network of suppliers, vendors, and partners to ensure timely delivery of materials and components.
  • Lead and develop a high-performing team, including recruitment, training, and performance management.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, quality, and program management, to ensure alignment and execution of production goals.
  • Own the customer relationship as it relates to the production of aircraft.
  • Develop and manage the production budget, including staffing, capital expenditures, labor costs, and inventory management.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or related field.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in aircraft manufacturing, including leadership roles in operations, manufacturing engineering, or supply chain.
  • Demonstrated experience scaling products from prototype to full rate production systems.
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory requirements as it relates to the manufacturing process and production of aircraft.
  • Experience leading the design and start-up of aircraft manufacturing processes or facilities.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally, including at a deeply technical level, in an unstructured environment; startup experience preferred.
  • Strong outcome orientation with the ability to drive initiatives from inception to implementation and adoption. Willing and able to dive into tactical execution mode when needed to move the effort forward.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects from idea conception to idea execution without assistance.
  • Moves fast, has a positive attitude and can lead people directly and via influence.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Secret security clearance.
  • Candidate will initially split their time 50/50 between Costa Mesa, California (HQ) and Raleigh, North Carolina. Once production facility is up and running this will shift (location TBD).
US Salary Range
$228,000$300,000 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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