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Staff Software Engineer

Task Group, R2428

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Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$189.9k - $284.8kAnnually

+ Bonus + Benefits + Equity


San Diego, CA, USA

Backend Engineering
Embedded Engineering
Software QA & Testing
Software Engineering
Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Operating Systems
Development Operations (DevOps)
  • BS in computer science or related engineering field with 4+ years of professional experience
  • Proficient with C++ 11, 14, or 17 in a production environment
  • Experience in a collaborative development environment, focused on continuous integration/delivery & test-driven development
  • Strong knowledge of modern software engineering best practices
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, strong communication skills, being a trustworthy teammate, and being kind to others
  • Familiarity with writing thread-safe multi-threaded programs
  • Familiarity with common debugging and profiling tools (e.g. gdb, valgrind, etc.)
  • Familiarity with git, bash, Python
  • Research, design, and implement state-of-the-art planning algorithms
  • Optimize the planning stack on the CPU and GPU
  • Develop core systems that must be portable and scalable across different UAS platforms and compute architectures
  • Work with Hivemind Design Software team to design and build infrastructure for the PAC team
  • Work with soft or hard real-time operating systems
  • Work with robotics middleware such as ROS and PX4
  • Work on algorithms, including graph search, sampling-based planning, etc.
  • Work with and deploy AI stack to edge devices
  • Work in collaboration with DevOps teams to architect and maintain cloud infrastructure

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