Mission Systems Engineer


Updated on 5/17/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning


Dallas, TX, USA

Required Skills
  • B.S. degree in STEM discipline (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering)
  • Experience as an Engineer
  • Experience integrating off-the-shelf or 3rd party devices into a system
  • Track record of assuming ownership over development processes
  • Experience shipping products in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated record of hard work, trustworthiness, high standards, and kindness
  • Own and support flight critical avionics selection
  • Integrate avionic systems and payloads into aircraft
  • Interact with key stakeholders to meet customer needs
  • Support and maintain avionics requirements and architecture
  • Drive execution through product design lifecycle
  • Work cross-functionally with various teams
  • Drive schedule and deliverables for hardware products
  • Resolve technical challenges
  • Evaluate design performance
  • Implement process improvement methods
  • Identify opportunities for improvement within projects

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