Staff Engineer

Autonomy Integration, R2419

Posted on 4/25/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning

Senior, Expert

San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • BS in Computer Science, Robotics, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or 6 years with a Master’s degree, or 4 years with a PhD
  • Proficient in ROS or related robotics frameworks
  • Experience with integration of software and hardware for commercial products
  • Strong software skills in C++ and python
  • Integrate autonomy software on hardware and simulated platforms
  • Develop, mature, and test software for autonomous systems
  • Work with product component teams to ensure interfaces are implemented and meeting specifications
  • Drive high-quality software releases at a regular cadence to service customer needs
  • Seek out system gaps and implement solutions to fill them
  • Contribute to the documentation of the systems
  • Create integration tests within our testing frameworks
  • Help drive improvements in testing frameworks
  • Resolve challenges and optimize software architecture at all levels of the stack from kernel to third party and internal libraries

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