Introduction to Shield AI
Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. Shield AI is a fast growing, venture-backed defense-technology company built around a team of proven executives, distinguished warfighters, and world-class AI engineers. Since 2018, Shield AI’s products and people have supported operations around the world with the US Department of Defense and our allies.
At Shield AI we believe the greatest victory requires no war. To that end, we are building the world’s best AI pilot to ensure that the United States can deter future threats. Working at Shield AI provides an opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology and AI applications in the field of autonomous systems and robotics while collaborating with a talented and dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about making a difference. We make a positive impact on society and national security through the development of innovative solutions for military and civilian applications and provide a dynamic and supportive work environment that fosters personal and professional growth.
As a member of the Government Relations (GR) team you will help shape the policy and regulatory environment to enable Shield AI to build and deploy the world’s best AI pilot. You will work with the broader GR team, the product team, and the business development team to understand the product and business roadmap and ensure our policy and regulatory align with those roadmaps. You will also be responsible for designing and implementing an outreach and engagement strategy with think tanks, and other external parties as needed, to further drive our policy positions and communicating the vision of the company. You will also be responsible for understanding the current regulatory environment as it relates to unmanned aerial systems and autonomy, while providing support for Hill/policy maker meetings as needed.
Projects that you might work on:
Support GR’s ongoing efforts to establish Shield AI as a thought leader in the industry, defense technology, and across the national security landscape through engagement with thank tanks and other external organizations as needed.
Design and implement a think tank outreach and engagement strategy.
Support, and in some cases lead, policy engagement with the Department of Defense.
Liaise with product and business development teams to ensure alignment of roadmaps and policy objectives.
Work with the GR team to engage the Marketing/Comms to ensure amplification of strategic messaging and heighten SAI’s public profile.
Analyze DoD and federal contract pipeline and the legislative/regulatory environment, over 1-, 2-, 5-year intervals to understand the funding landscape to help determine viable solicitations to bid on and customers to engage with to build opportunities before they exist in coordination with BD.
Maintain an ongoing strategic understanding of the current environment based off of market analysis and engagement with policy makers as well as a broad understanding of regulations governing unmanned aerial systems and autonomy.
Establish and maintain a repository of documentation related to contract vehicles, BD programs and other relevant information for internal and external use.
- Bachelor’s degree
- At least 10 years’ work experience
- Ability to travel as needed
- Experience in technology space and national security space
- Ability to work independently within the construct of a larger team
- Mission focused
- Ability to explain highly technical information and concepts to non-technical audiences
- Master’s degree
- Experience within defense technology space highly preferred
- Previous Congressional experience preferably in the defense space
- Previous experience interacting with policy makers and C-suite executives highly desirable
Salary Range: Base + Bonus + Benefits + Equity (if applicable)
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on the benefits offered is here. All offers are contingent on a cleared background check.
If you’re interested in being part of our team, apply now!
Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.