Product Design Engineer


Posted on 6/8/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning


Dallas, TX, USA

Required Skills
Product Design
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent
  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • Experience with 3D CAD, CAE, and PLM systems
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Proven track record of successfully designing and delivering products
  • Demonstrated record of assuming ownership over development processes and features
  • M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent (preferred)
  • Leadership experience on a project team (preferred)
  • Problem-solving skills including root cause investigation, failure analysis, and DOE (preferred)
  • Experience using Siemens NX (preferred)
  • Experience working on cutting-edge autonomous robotic systems (preferred)
  • Proven background in thriving within fast-paced environments, particularly within startup or R&D settings (preferred)
  • Demonstrated adaptability, agility, and the ability to innovate under pressure to meet dynamic project demands and drive successful outcomes (preferred)
  • Own and contribute to the design and development of new products and subsystems from concept to production
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to bring ideas to life
  • Perform analysis on designs including hand calculations, CAD, and FEA
  • Rapidly design, prototype and test to validate the robustness and proper performance of designs
  • Lead design reviews
  • Participate in engineering and pre-production product builds
  • Interface with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful development and launch of new products
  • Exemplify technical excellence and be accountable for your work
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement within hardware development projects
  • Other duties as assigned

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