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Senior Engineering Manager

Propulsion, R2742

Posted on 6/19/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$171.7k - $257.6kAnnually

Senior, Expert

Dallas, TX, USA

Product Engineering
Systems Engineering
Engineering Management
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Previous experience leading and developing a high performing team
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
  • Demonstrated track record of assuming ownership over development processes and features and delivering outstanding outcomes
  • Proven track record of successfully shipping products, showcasing the ability to navigate through development cycles, overcome obstacles, and deliver high-quality solutions to meet project deadlines and exceed client expectations in a fast-paced environment
  • Provide leadership, direction, and guidance to a team of propulsion engineers and technicians
  • Lead the design, development, and optimization of propulsion systems
  • Maintain a deep understanding of propulsion engineering principles
  • Champion creating a robust and reliable propulsion system through extreme testing and life testing
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate propulsion systems into overall vehicle designs
  • Analyze ground and flight test data to identify areas of improvement to the propulsion system
  • Oversee the development and release of detailed design documents
  • Encourage a culture of learning and development within the propulsion engineering team

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