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Staff Software Engineer

State Estimation, R2630

Updated on 7/22/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$157.1k - $235.6kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity

Senior, Expert

Remote in USA

Backend Engineering
Embedded Engineering
Software QA & Testing
Software Engineering
Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Computer Vision
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum 6+ years of related professional work experience with an M.S. degree or 4+ years of related professional work experience with a Ph.D.
  • Proficiency with sensor fusion for noisy high-bandwidth exteroceptive sensors on compute-constrained systems
  • Experience prototyping in Python/MATLAB and transitioning to production code
  • Solid foundation in controls, state estimation, probabilistic robotics, computer vision, and signal processing
  • Experience in collaborative development environment with continuous integration and delivery
  • Research and develop state estimation algorithms and techniques
  • Write production quality software in C++
  • Write test code to validate software
  • Collaborate with hardware and test teams to validate algorithms/code on aerial robots
  • Write analyzers to ingest data and produce statistics for code quality validation
  • Enhance sensor models in a simulation environment
  • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative, continuous development environment

Shield AI's development of Hivemind, an AI pilot for drones and aircraft, stands out for its ability to operate autonomously without GPS or communications, a technical milestone that enhances both military and commercial aviation capabilities. This focuses on critical reliability and strategic innovation in scenarios where traditional systems might fail. Working here not only involves engaging in cutting-edge technology that is reshaping aerospace but also contributing to significant defense and safety operations in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense and international allies.

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding



San Diego, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical Insurance Coverage

Long Term Disability Insurance

Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA

Employee Assistance Program

Subsidized Gym Membership

Pet Insurance

Competitive Compensation

Retirement Services

Life Insurance

Parental Leave

Bereavement Support

Flexible Work Hours


Paid Holidays

Commuter Benefits

Relaxed Dress Code

Yearly Swag Items

Unlimited Snacks

Bottomless Beverages

Annual Celebrations

Work From Home Benefits

Standing Desks and Widescreen Monitors