Operations Analyst - Mission Simulation

Costa Mesa, CA /
Anduril - Products and Programs – Analysis /
/ 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 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 builds cutting edge complex systems that need to operate in the harshest of conditions. To support our development and deployments tasks, we are expanding our Mission Simulation team in our Catalyst organization to develop and support mission-level and engagement-level simulations across the company and its products. This team creates simulation products and tools, integrates our simulations and scenarios in software-in-the-loop (SITL) environments, supports development of products in the field through live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) simulation, and collaborates with other teams in operations analysis, mission autonomy, robotics software, mission planning, and distributed simulation.


You will be the lead analyst within the Mission Simulation team, developing our library of scenarios and models that will span product lines and technologies, interfacing with stakeholders across internal programs, collaborating with the Operations Analysis team, and playing a lead role to help to steer simulation development by identifying critical features and capabilities. You will leverage your knowledge and experience to increase the fidelity and realism of our simulations and scenarios and play a vital role in building SITL capabilities and coordinating LVC exercises, leaving no doubt that Anduril delivers real (not PowerPoint) capabilities to the warfighter.

You will:

    • Develop mission-level and engagement-level models for movers, sensors, comms, and weapons
    • Create a comprehensive collection of behaviors and tactics for a wide range of platforms
    • Work closely with autonomy teams throughout the organization
    • Identify key technologies and features for our simulation environments
    • Help define and build SITL capabilities that leverage Mission Simulation products
    • Play a vital role in coordinating and supporting LVC exercises
    • Collaborate with operations analysis and internal products/programs
    • Mentor other Mission Simulation team members in scenario and model development
    • Be presented with opportunities to continually learn the latest technologies in autonomous combat while collaborating across teams and sharing your knowledge with others


    • Active Secret security clearance
    • Minimum 2 years AFSIM scripting experience
    • Military mission MS&A experience (such as working knowledge of OCA/DCA, ISR, SEAD/DEAD, and Electronic Attack)
    • Platform MS&A experience (such as value proposition analyses comparisons involving aero, fuel, and signature modeling)
    • Payload MS&A experience (such as physics-based trade-space analyses for radar, EOIR, communications, or weapons payloads)
    • Outstanding communication skills to include visual presentation of complex data
    • Minimum 4 years in relevant engineering, math, or science-related field


    • Active Top Secret security clearance
    • Relevant engineering, math, or science academic experience (BSc., MSc., Phd)
    • Aerospace engineering background a plus
    • First-hand experience with scenario and model creation (movers, sensors, and comms)
    • Experience with creating behaviors and modeling tactics
    • Familiarity with using behavior trees to model military tactics and behaviors
    • Exposure to track fusion and filtering techniques
    • AFSIM Developer Training or AFSIM Plug-in development experience
    • Proficiency with physics-math scripting of your choice (e.g., MATLAB, SIMULINK, Python+numpy, scipy)
    • Exposure to C/C++
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!