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Staff Engineer

Propulsion Test, R2694

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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

$134.9k - $202.4kAnnually

Senior, Expert

Dallas, TX, USA

Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience in mechanical engineering, systems engineering or similar
  • Expert in hardware testing with demonstrated experience in leading and managing multiple projects
  • Experience identifying failure modes and characterizing the system and subsystem performance
  • Lead engineer experienced in all phases of product development, from concept to production release
  • High functioning in a cross functional environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • 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
  • Lead multiple propulsion system development, analysis and test projects related to aircraft engines and their components
  • Develop rigorous test procedures, protocols, and automation, with diagnostics capabilities such as flow, electrical, and mechanical sensing
  • Lead verification and validation test plans for fuel system, propulsion performance characterization, reliability and durability, aerodynamic performance, environmental, and acoustic performance
  • Act as Test Director and provide test roadmap for program development, with schedule and risk assessments
  • Collect, process, and analyze data, with clear outcomes and conclusions
  • Produce technical reports to capture and communicate the findings of the propulsion system design and development
  • Perform propulsion system, subsystem, and component verification and validation testing, focused on typical operational use cases as well as extreme edge cases of the operational envelope
  • Act as point of contact for test campaigns and collaborate with aerodynamics, flight controls, avionics, and aerostructures engineering to define test criteria
  • Use data and analysis to set acceptance criteria for propulsion hardware testing in production
  • 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