Data Engineer

Company:
Location: Irvine, CA

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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.

As our first Data Engineer, you will build our Data Engineering vertical and drive the development of our internal data infrastructure. In this role, you will partner with leadership and teams from across the business — from product to operations to our customer success team — to help unpack ambiguous problems and build a lasting, scalable infrastructure that the rest of the company will rely on. Your work will vary from developing new integrations and data models, to designing highly performant and reliable code, and it will directly serve how Anduril operates and measures itself.

Valuable Experiences (Technical)

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a software or data engineer.
  • 5+ years experience in ETL design, implementation and maintenance.
  • 5+ years experience with schema design and dimensional data modeling.
  • 5+ years experience in the data warehouse space.
  • 3+ years of direct data engineering experience with programming languages such as SQL (dbt), Python, or similar languages.
  • Background in ETL and data processing, with a knowledge for how to transform data to meet business goals.

Valuable Experiences (Non-Technical)

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to self project manage and communicate plans to key stakeholders
  • Ability to manage and communicate data infrastructure plans, timelines, roadblocks, and needs to internal clients
  • Experience acting as a technical subject matter expert on cross-team initiatives
  • Experience in advising leadership at the director level on technical strategy and the team’s talent needs.

Responsibilities

  • Be the first Data Engineer at Anduril!
  • Help lead the charge on building out our internal data infrastructure and driving towards insights that lead to step-function improvements in how we operate
  • Own the end-to-end internal data engineering lifecycle including identifying and integrating new data sources, maintaining the health of our data pipelines and data warehouse, and working with stakeholders to model data into useful structures.
  • Design best practices for data processing, modeling, and warehousing throughout the company.
  • Help us make purchase decision on future tools we might need to scale our data infrastructure for the next 5 years.
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access U.S. only data systems and export controlled data.

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!

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