Mission Systems Engineer (R2681)

Dallas Metro Area
Aircraft Engineering – Electrical /
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. 

Job Description:
Are you a passionate and innovative Engineer looking to help develop state-of-the-art AI and advanced unmanned systems? Are you eager to make a positive difference in the world? Do you want to work alongside mission driven and values focused teammates? Shield AI is just the place for you! Join us and help define and integrate the next generation of avionics and payloads into our aircraft products.

What you'll do:

    • Own and support flight critical avionics selection from concept development through production.
    • Integrate cutting edge avionic systems and payloads into the V-BAT aircraft.
    • Interact with key stakeholders within Shield AI to identify strategies to meet customer needs.
    • Support development and maintain avionics requirements and architecture.
    • Drive execution through product design lifecycle.
    • Work cross-functionally with product management, electrical, mechanical, thermal, embedded, software, production, and supply chain.
    • Drive schedule and deliverables for hardware products.
    • Resolve technical challenges with a high degree of analytical expertise and originality.
    • Evaluate design performance against requirements.
    • Develop and implement process improvement methods to optimize design, test, and production efficiency.
    •  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.

Required qualifications:

    • You have a B.S. degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline, such as Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering (or will be graduating in 2024).
    • You have experience as an Engineer such as full-time, internship, co-op, engineering club, etc.
    • Experience integrating an off the shelf or 3rd party developed device, module, function into a larger system/product.
    • 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.  
    • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
    • Strong 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

Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience working on cutting-edge autonomous robotic systems  
    • Proven background in thriving within fast-paced environments, particularly within startup or R&D settings 
    • Demonstrated adaptability, agility, and the ability to innovate under pressure to meet dynamic project demands and drive successful outcomes. 
$68,309 - $102,464 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.