Staff Software Engineer

Software Integration, R2570

Posted on 5/10/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning


San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
Software Testing
  • 7+ years of related experience developing large, production quality software systems
  • Expertise and deep experience with modern C++ (C++17 and beyond)
  • Expertise in deep experience with architectural design and implementation of large and complex distributed systems
  • Professional experience developing in Linux environments
  • Experience with Git and code management tools
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
  • Fluid intelligence that allows one to operate effectively in sometimes ambiguous conditions, while finding opportunities to drive technical efforts and force multiply
  • Excellent grasp of software development and coding principles with high productivity in a mainstream language (e.g. C++, Go, Python, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of modern software engineering best practices
  • Passionate about developing high-quality and optimized software solutions
  • Good software hygiene regarding code documentation, unit testing, bug tracking
  • Strong technical collaboration skills and a desire to develop new skills
  • Excited by a fast-moving environment with a highly motivated group
  • Contribute to the HMC platform that will revolutionize the way engineers, operators, and subject matter experts develop and integrate autonomy solutions
  • Contribute to building, extending and documenting interfaces for internal and customer use
  • Contribute to building a robust command and control software development kit (SDK) for internal and customer user
  • Become deeply familiar with the entire HME System and its extension points
  • Learn and extend well-known interoperability interfaces, allowing HME to seamlessly connect to legacy third party systems
  • Implement robust APIs and middleware solutions to facilitate seamless interaction between existing and future HME Systems
  • Implement comprehensive documentation and tutorials to onboard internal engineers and external clients quickly, providing clear instructions on how to use HMC core products to develop and deploy autonomy solutions effectively
  • Integrate test and evaluation capabilities into continuous integration pipelines
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including robotics engineers, simulation specialists, and cloud architects, to ensure alignment with overall system goals and business objectives
  • Work with teams of supremely talented software engineers who care deeply about the solutions they create
  • Leverage your skills across both front-end and back-end tiers of various applications
  • Identify areas of technical debt across the stack, analyze and synthesize solutions and paths towards achieving them
  • 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