Senior Engineering Manager

Aerodynamics & Performance, R2204

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Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning


Dallas, TX, USA

Required Skills
Autodesk CFD
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree with 5-8 years professional experience related to aircraft development or aerodynamic design
  • Experience partnering with a multidisciplinary engineering team, including mechanical, electrical, propulsion, software, and AI disciplines
  • Solid understanding of aerodynamic fundamentals, CFD techniques, and wind tunnel testing
  • Experience with aerodynamic tools and techniques, e.g. vortex-lattice, panel-method, etc.
  • Experience with Pointwise or similar CFD software tools
  • Experience with Matlab or Python for data analysis
  • Familiarity with translating aerodynamic analyses into workable design solutions for flight vehicles
  • Familiarity with lofting/surfacing tools in SolidWorks (or equivalent CAD software tools) for generating water-tight geometries
  • Passion for solving complex problems in a fast-moving environment
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, strong communication skills, being a trustworthy teammate, and being kind to others
  • Establish processes to streamline workflow and maximize group efficiency
  • Establish quality standards to ensure consistent excellence for all work products
  • Provide training and career development for group members
  • Manage team performance and put into place performance plans to help develop team members
  • Mentor engineers and guide development of new aircraft configurations
  • Oversee aerodynamic performance analysis across a large array of air vehicle designs via CAD, low fidelity tools, CFD, ground test, wind tunnel test, and flight test experiments
  • Collaborate with and present findings to other internal functional teams and program-based teams

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