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Senior Engineering Manager

Hivemind on X Test, R2553

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Shield AI

Shield AI

501-1,000 employees

AI pilot for autonomous drones and aircraft

Robotics & Automation
AI & Machine Learning

Compensation Overview

$168.2k - $252.2kAnnually

+ Bonuses + Benefits + Equity


Washington, DC, USA

Engineering Management
Systems Engineering Management
Required Skills
  • 9+ years of experience in Flight Test Engineering, Software/Hardware-in-the-loop simulation environments, Unmanned Systems, and other related fields in the Defense space.
  • Development of detailed test plans, test schedules, and test procedures for developmental and/or operational testing
  • Strong understanding of Systems Engineering processes for a systems development lifecycle (Concept of Operations, Requirements, Design, Development, Integration and Test, Verification and Validation, Operations and Maintenance)
  • 3+ years of leadership experience
  • B.S. or Master’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Organized and methodical
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
  • Ensure creation of test strategy for all flight test milestones
  • Support Systems Engineering in the development of systems level Concept of Operations, requirements, and designs
  • Develop detailed systems level test plans
  • Enable concurrent development efforts by ensuring flight test results inform development efforts for adjacent milestones
  • Coordinate the provisioning of the specific Hivemind software and hardware buildouts required to execute the test strategy
  • Lead test card development and review
  • Ensure the efficient execution of testing
  • Ensure an efficient feedback loop
  • Help manage the SIL/HIL/VIL labs in Crystal City
  • Align technical approaches with long-term roadmaps
  • Define and executing the technical approach to large programs
  • Defining systems engineering and test engineering infrastructures needed to support development efforts
  • 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