Software Systems Engineer (R2435)

Washington DC Metro Area
Hivemind on X – Systems /
Full Time Employee /
Introduction to Shield AI
Founded in 2015, Shield AI is a venture-backed defense technology company whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. In pursuit of this mission, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies. 

You will contribute to a software Systems Engineering group charged with defining, coordinating, and communicating important information and artifacts pertaining to the Hivemind software system. In this role, you will collaborate closely with functional software teams, software test engineers, and specialized project teams to define the various systems architectures, entailing the requirement decomposition and modeling of the software system and its various applications.

What you'll do:

    • As a contributor to the software systems engineering group, you will be responsible for:
    • Defining software and co-define integrated software/hardware system requirements
    • Supporting the design process for the software system architecture
    • Use the Cameo tool to document our existing architecture and design future architecture
    • Develop and maintain models using Unified Modeling Language (UML), Systems Modeling Language (SysML), and/or Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM)
    • Develop SysML models with emphasis on system decomposition, functions, interfaces, and behavior
    • Collaborate with SMEs for improved tooling and connection to code for automated system models
    • Leading cross-functional teams on projects
    • Collaborating to define implementations of the systems engineering processes
    • Engage cross functionally with product management, program management, mechanical engineering, embedded engineering, business development, and other company leaders
    • Report status, risks, accomplishments, expectations to senior leadership

Required qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience in systems engineering, or a related field.
    • B.S. degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline, such as Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.
    • Software engineer experience in C++ and/or Python.
    • Organized and methodical.
    • Experience with Systems Engineering practices and principals, including writing, organizing, and verifying requirements.
    • Experience in reading, interpreting, and applying engineering drawings, including assembly drawings, parts lists, wiring diagrams, and schematics.
    • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally.
    • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others.
    • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance. US citizenship is required as only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
$139,310 - $208,965 a year
Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time not eligible for bonus, benefits or equity
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. All offers are contingent on a cleared background and possible reference 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.