Senior Staff Software Engineer


Posted on 6/11/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning


Washington, DC, USA

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or similar degree
  • 7+ years of industry experience
  • 2+ years of people leadership experience
  • Experience working on projects with 10+ contributors
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance
  • Experience in a collaborative development environment
  • Strong knowledge of modern software engineering best practices
  • Lead teams at the intersection of artificial intelligence, task & motion planning, and controls
  • Architect solutions, set standards for software engineering, drive strategic technical improvements, and mentor other engineers
  • Write C++ software for tooling and automated testing for autonomy solutions
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts to understand customer demand and implement software solutions
  • Collaborate with Systems and Test engineers to develop fully tested, integrated solutions

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