Senior Staff Engineer

Autonomy Integration, R2599

Updated on 5/17/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning


San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Deep experience with C++14 and beyond
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with git or other modern version control systems (e.g. mercurial)
  • Experience working in large, complex, distributed systems
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Release a cohesive autonomy product (Hivemind) at a regular cadence
  • Support integration across the various Hivemind product teams
  • Identify, triage, and resolve issues that affect the entire autonomy stack
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and design and implement solutions
  • Integrate new autonomy features and release new software packages
  • Implement tooling for regular releases
  • Write and integrate new simulation and playback capabilities
  • Work with platform teams to deploy autonomy stack onto new platforms
  • Help triage and resolve bugs generated by downstream consumers

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