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Staff Mechanical Test Engineer

Avionics, R2519

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Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$134.9k - $202.4kAnnually

+ Bonus + Benefits + Equity


San Diego, CA, USA

QA & Testing
Performance Testing
Quality Assurance
Required Skills
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of sensor technologies, data acquisition systems, and fundamental analog/digital signal processing techniques
  • Experience in the use or design of test/measurement systems
  • Experience in applying engineering first principles to evaluate the performance of designs
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data with Python, LabVIEW, Arduino, JMP or similar
  • Experience using CAD and basic lab tools to enable the design and fabrication of test fixtures and measurement systems
  • Understanding how to apply statistics to ensure the proper interpretation of your data
  • Flexibility and adaptability while working in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to clearly articulate issues quantitatively both verbally and with documentation
  • A demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
  • Apply a mix of technical and creative problem-solving skills to quickly design and build instrumented test and measurement systems
  • Supporting manual and automated data collection and analysis
  • Using measurement science and engineering analysis, gain an understanding of the static/dynamic inputs and system responses that drive design performance
  • Establish trust-based relationships with mechanical design teams and apply your expertise to help them quickly identify the best design path
  • Other duties as assigned

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