Anduril – Senior Manager of Flight Operations

Anduril – Senior Manager of Flight Operations

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 in Atlanta is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft systems designed for use by the United States Armed Forces. We specialize in the development of unmanned aircraft systems that eject from host platforms or modular launch systems. These platforms are designed to meet the specific needs of our customers, where we design, build, test, and ultimately deliver unique solutions to the customer. Area-I’s customers include the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and NASA.

We are seeking a senior level organization leader to coordinate all of our flight operations across a wide variety of objectives and locations. The Senior Manager of Flight Operations owns short term (Day-to-day and 1 year) pursuit of strategic goals, flight and test execution, deployed operations, career pathing, and vision for the department. Top level charter will be to provide consistent, flawless testing execution for all product and S&T programs.

Senior Manager – Flight Operations

  • Lead managers and tacticians in day-to-day operations for 30+ employees (air vehicle operators, launcher specialists, crew chiefs), flight test engineers, training, standardization, field operations, and deployment operations personnel.
  • Monitor and chart future demand for personnel across entire portfolio of programs
  • Manage Execution of internal training and ongoing certification for all flight team
  • Grow external customer facing training program development and execution
  • Oversee process and content of all checklists used in flight testing or training
  • Maintain and support SOPs for test locations and test support
  • Coordinate management of facility and vehicle maintenance for all flight operations locations
  • Handle all flight testing inventory as well as shipping/receiving of appropriate equipment
  • Standardize all flight operations site- reps and status emails
  • Further use of standardize critical incident processes and training
  • Oversee all flight test planning, scheduling, TRR/FRR execution, and maintain library of flight test cards
  • Track and report metrics on all flight testing operations and provide full cycle error/issue management
  • Provide and supervise standardization activities to support all government regulations (Flight Safety and Standardization, etc.)
  • This position will be part of the Anduril Atlanta leadership team and reports to executive management


  • BS or MS degree in aerospace or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant aerospace flight testing to include field operations
  • 10+ years of people management experience
  • Outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in people management / development
  • Strong process development and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage competing time requirements
  • Travel as required to remote sites
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Top Secret Security clearance


  • Experience organizing and leading teams of 20+ employees
  • Experience working on Military Applications
  • Prior experience in drone development programs

US Salary Range

$144,500—$216,750 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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