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Structural Design Engineer


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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

$135.3k - $203kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity


Dallas, TX, USA

Materials & Structures
Aerospace Engineering
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in aerospace engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in structural design and analysis within the aerospace or defense industries
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA) and FEA tools (e.g., ANSYS, Abaqus)
  • In-depth knowledge of materials science, structural mechanics, and aerodynamics
  • Experience with validation testing and compliance with aerospace standards
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Develop innovative structural designs for aircraft and UAVs
  • Utilize advanced CAD software to create detailed models and drawings
  • Perform structural analysis using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools
  • Create and execute comprehensive testing plans to validate the strength, durability, and performance of structural components
  • Conduct stress, fatigue, and environmental testing
  • Diagnose and resolve structural issues
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams
  • Coordinate with the electrical and systems engineering teams
  • Engage in design reviews and provide constructive feedback
  • Prepare detailed documentation
  • Ensure all designs comply with relevant regulatory standards
  • Maintain accurate records of design changes
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in materials and manufacturing
  • Propose and implement design optimizations
  • Participate in R&D initiatives
  • 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