Deployment Operations Project Manager

Costa Mesa, CA /
Anduril - Manufacturing and Operations – Deployments /
Full-time
/ On-site
Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis to create software and hardware solutions that radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.

Team Overview

    • The Deployments team is responsible for managing the coordination and execution of fielding Anduril’s products and hardware. Working across product, engineering, sales, and account management, Deployments is in charge of all Logistics and Technical Operations (field operations). This includes forward logistics, site installation and set up for new customer deployments/test events/demonstrations, maintenance & repairs, field inventory management, and reverse logistics. Deployments works side-by-side with Anduril’s Growth and Engineering teams to understand the specific problem sets for each new deployment and then shapes the plan to fit the mission needs. The team is a crucial component of ensuring customer and mission success, so therefore plays a critical role in the shaping and future of Anduril Industries.

Position Summary

    • We are looking for a Deployment Operations Project Manager to join our rapidly growing team in Costa Mesa, CA. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the processes and execution of deploying Anduril’s people and hardware across the globe. You will oversee all deployments within a specific business line and will need to partner deeply with the appropriate Growth and Technical Operations leads to deploy the right hardware and people at the right time to ensure mission success. This will require unique problem solving skills, the ability to work across teams seamlessly, and a deep appreciation for details.

What You'll Do

    • Collaborate cross-functionally across Anduril and develop strong working relationships with the Growth and Technical Operations leads to ensure the successful execution of all deployments.
    • Own and flawlessly execute the Deployment Operations lifecycle of all deployments. As a key leader on the Deployment Operations team, you will be asked to own and manage all deployments related to your Business Line.
    • Communicate effectively to keep internal and external teams informed at all times. Use the necessary tools (JIRA, NetSuite) and channels (Slack, email, meetings) to ensure stakeholders understand what needs to be accomplished and when.
    • Obsess over the details and create structured plans for each and every deployment to ensure that people and hardware are in the right place at the right time. Deploying Anduril’s hardware requires white glove service where there are no second chances or do-overs
    • Problem solve and remove obstacles for the team and internal and external partners. Know how to think critically and engage the right teams to help.
    • Be a team player where no task is too small. Be willing to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Embrace the startup life.
    • Drive for continuous improvement and consistently look for ways to improve Anduril’s Deployment Operations processes. There are constantly new challenges and new products, so always look for ways to ease the burden on our internal customers.
    • Guide the team of Operations & Logistics Associates assigned to your Business Line through all deployment coordination and operations. Mentor and help develop the individuals on the team while ensuring overall mission success.

Qualificiations

    • 5+ years of experience in operations, logistics, supply chain operations, product delivery, or project management
    • A background in managing concurrent complex projects or tasks. Preferred in a manufacturing or hardware environment
    • Advanced use of MS Word, Excel, Slack, Outlook; other productivity tools
    • Strong independent worker who can drive outcomes with minimal oversight
    • Strong problem solving skills and practical creativity. You will both identify strategic and scrappy solutions to problems and ruthlessly follow through
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Quick learner, willing to dive into new topics, both technical and non-technical
    • Strong customer service mentality and willingness to work with stakeholders across an organization
Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!