Electro-Optical System Integration and Test Engineer

Boulder, CO /
Anduril - Imaging – Imaging - Electro Optical /
/ 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 the life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to 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!

Anduril is rapidly developing and building new prototype EO and lidar systems in Boulder, CO. We’re looking for someone to join our team who enjoys: getting their hands dirty in the lab to build, align and test prototype systems; bringing those systems out to field testing for demonstration; and learning quickly to take on new challenges that this small team will solve in a fast paced environment.

The I&T Engineer will be someone with broad, multidisciplinary experience who is able to learn quickly to solve a wide variety of challenges!


    • Plan, lead, and manage the execution of integration and test of EO and lidar systems from first build through initial deployment in the field
    • Use lasers, amplifiers, instrumentation, diagnostics, and optics in the lab and field test sites
    • Procure, inspect, test, and integrate opto-mechanical components. Tasks include mounting optics, optical alignment, and fiber optic cleaving, polishing, and splicing
    • Test and integrate electrical components including power supplies and mechanism controllers
    • Identify and troubleshot hardware and test anomalies including gathering data around anomalies and presentation of data and suggested course of actions to engineering team
    • Integration planning, system testing, anomaly resolution, and field test planning
    • Manage prototyping lab facility and activities including test hardware, test processes and procedure, laser safety, environmental safety, and lab resources
    • Be responsible for field test planning, safety, logistics, and execution
    • Be the Anduril test coordinator for field testing and the primary point-of-contact for the test facility
    • Willingness to travel in support of field testing 


    • 5+ years of related experience in industry and/or graduate school working with EO imaging systems, lasers, and/or lidar systems
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal oversight in a fast paced, dynamic environment
    • Experience with mechanical and electrical system assembly including harness builds and PCB rework
    • Experience with environmental safety practices, including laser safety
    • Experience participating in system buy-off or deployment including field testing, acceptance testing, and system verification and validation
    • Knowledge of related disciplines such as electrical engineering, optical engineering, mechanical engineering, and thermal management
    • Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment with lasers.
    • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems that requires the use of ingenuity and creativity.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in team or individual environments.
    • Demonstrated ability to give technical presentations and provide written reports and documentation.
    • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance


    • Experience working with, developing and/or testing lasers and lidar, imaging optical systems, pointing mechanisms and controls, and electrical subsystems
    • Experience with opto-mechanical assembly and alignment
    • Experience working in a R&D setting
    • Experience with optical bonding and optical alignment
    • Experience with fiber optics including handling, cleaving, splicing, and polishing
    • Experience in installing, deploying, and testing EO systems
    • Experience working test coordination as part of a larger group with disparate priorities
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!