Senior Staff Software Engineer

Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

Develops autonomous AI pilots for military aircrafts

AI & Machine Learning

Senior, Expert

San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in designing and developing production quality software systems
  • 3+ years demonstrated experience with cloud computing solutions and architecture, with a focus on Kubernetes and container orchestration
  • 3+ years experience developing and distributing web APIs, including proficiency with gRPC and RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Authentication and Authorization frameworks and protocols (e.g., Keycloak, OAuth2, etc.)
  • Advanced experience with Golang and Python
  • Solid understanding of network protocols (UDP, TCP), with experience in designing and implementing networked applications
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, similar degree, or equivalent practical experience
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
  • Implement robust APIs and middleware solutions to facilitate seamless interaction between simulated and real agents
  • Drive the deployment and configuration of agents on various hardware platforms, from embedded devices to cloud servers, ensuring efficient resource utilization and performance optimization
  • Define requirements and specifications for the hybrid infrastructure needed for the HMD Orchestration, Analysis, Reinforcement Learning and Simulation products, considering factors such as networking, communication protocols, middleware integration, load balancing, scalability, and security
  • Contribute to the integrated installer command line tool and APIs for Hivemind software
  • Implement comprehensive documentation and tutorials to onboard internal engineers and external clients quickly, providing clear instructions on how to use HMD products to develop and deploy autonomy solutions effectively

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