C++ Software Engineer

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

Develops autonomous AI pilots for military aircrafts

AI & Machine Learning

Junior, Mid, Senior

San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Strong foundation of C++ API design
  • Realtime C++ in automotive/aerospace/game-engine/robotics or similar field
  • Experience writing (soft/hard) real-time systems
  • Experience with multithreaded programming
  • Experience shipping and supporting a software product
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in C++11 or later (6 with masters, 4 with PhD)
  • Familiarity with network programming (e.g. libraries such as zeromq, asio, UNIX Sockets, Windows Winsock)
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a kind and trustworthy teammate, and holding yourself and others to high standard
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other relevant engineering or science degree
  • EdgeOS Communications: Framework for network communications, service discovery, and more
  • Create DSL code generators to help build autonomy systems
  • Investigate and implement best practices for high-reliability systems
  • Provide software development guidance to teams across Shield AI

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