Senior Autonomy Software Test Engineer

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

Develops autonomous AI pilots for military aircrafts

AI & Machine Learning


San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent degree
  • 4+ years of professional work experience as a software engineer
  • 2+ years of professional experience in software test engineering
  • Proficient in developing test harnesses for production software
  • Proficient with designing test metrics
  • Strong experience in automated testing
  • Experience in ROS or related robotics frameworks
  • Experience with Gazebo or other simulation frameworks
  • Experience with integration of robotic software on hardware platforms
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • Strong software skills in C++ and python
  • Experience in testing Object-Oriented Design, Distributed Systems, and Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and effectively debug software
  • Strong verbal and written communications and presentations skills
  • Generate test cases
  • Document issues
  • Stand up and drive automated testing and reporting pipelines
  • Support Hardware-In-The-Loop (HIL), simulation (SIL), and flight testing
  • Work with stakeholders through the software development life cycle
  • Study CONOPS and customer requirements
  • Seek out gaps in testing and implement solutions to fill them
  • Jointly own test coverage for all of Hivemind Edge software
  • Communicate with the software and hardware teams to resolve issues
  • Drive improvements in testing frameworks and pipelines
  • Resolve challenges and optimize software architecture
  • Other duties as assigned

Shield AI, a leader in AI for aviation, has a proven track record of technical innovation, with its Hivemind autonomy stack being the world's first autonomous AI Pilot deployed in combat since 2018. The company's culture is rooted in its mission to protect service members and civilians, and it has been recognized by Forbes, CB Insights, and Fast Company for its industry leadership. With a competitive edge backed by top-tier Silicon Valley VC funds, Shield AI offers a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge AI technology in aviation.

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