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Staff Autonomy Software Test Engineer

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Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$189.9k - $284.8kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity

Senior, Expert

San Diego, CA, USA

QA & Testing
Automation Testing
Quality Assurance
Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree, 6 years with a Master’s degree, or 4 years with a PhD
  • 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
  • Help drive high-quality software releases
  • Seek out gaps in testing and implement solutions
  • Jointly own test coverage for all of Hivemind Edge software
  • Communicate with software and hardware teams to resolve issues
  • Drive improvements in testing frameworks and pipelines
  • Resolve challenges and optimize software architecture
  • Perform 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