Staff Engineer

Gnc, R2480

Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI-driven autonomous aircraft and drone operations

AI & Machine Learning


Dallas, TX, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • BS in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Software Engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or 4 years with a PhD; or equivalent work experience in the area of vehicle dynamics modeling, flight controls, or simulation
  • Experience with C++ in a production environment
  • Experience with Matlab and Simulink
  • Expert knowledge of aircraft dynamics and control, stability, and handling qualities
  • Experience tuning and optimizing control systems in simulation and real-world
  • Passion for solving complex problems in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
  • Design, develop, and optimize flight control systems for a family of advanced unmanned VTOL vehicles
  • Execute simulations and real-world tests of VTOL vehicles
  • Develop GPS denied / contested environment algorithms
  • Support road-mapping and planning for next-generation flight control systems
  • Root-cause, triage, and resolve flight control system defects
  • Improve test infrastructure, including improvements to unit test coverage, simulation fidelity, analysis tools

Shield AI is committed to applying artificial intelligence for autonomous drone and aircraft operations, focusing on applications in the defense sector as well as potential commercial uses. This company is distinguished by its forward-thinking in autonomous flight technology, particularly with its AI pilot system, Hivemind, which enables operation without GPS, communications, or human pilots. Its collaborations with the U.S. Department of Defense and ongoing field deployments in various combat scenarios illustrate the company’s role in leading technological advancement in AI flight systems, making it an ideal workplace for those passionate about cutting-edge AI and aerospace technology.

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