Senior Thermal Engineer

Avionics, R2567

Posted on 3/29/2024

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

AI & Machine Learning


San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • B.S. degree in Thermal/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience performing thermal design with evidence of excellence
  • Solid fundamental understanding of heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics
  • FEA experience – FLOEFD, ANSYS, Icepak, or Flotherm
  • Testing experience –sensor selection, data acquisition, data post-processing
  • 3D Modeling experience with Siemens NX or equivalent
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
  • Demonstrated track record of assuming ownership over development processes and features and delivering outstanding outcomes
  • Proven track record of successfully shipping products, showcasing the ability to navigate through development cycles, overcome obstacles, and deliver high-quality solutions to meet project deadlines and exceed client expectations in a fast-paced environment
  • Own the thermal design and analysis for aircraft and ground systems
  • Creatively solve challenging thermal design problems
  • Use first principles to guide early design decisions
  • Optimize cooling solutions for all aspects of their performance and reliability
  • Utilize FEA models to predict detailed design performance
  • Collaborate on system architecture with respect to thermal considerations
  • Support failure reviews and root-cause analysis with test data and thermal analysis
  • Lead thermal verification testing and data analysis
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement within hardware development projects, demonstrating initiative to propose and implement innovative solutions that enhance efficiency, quality, and overall project success and V-Bat reliability
  • 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