Staff Propulsion Engineer

Dallas, TX /
Engineering- Medium Segment – Medium Segment /
Full Time Employee
Introduction to Shield AI
Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. Shield AI is a fast growing, venture-backed defense-technology company built around a team of proven executives, distinguished warfighters, and world-class AI engineers. Since 2018, Shield AI’s products and people have supported operations around the world with the US Department of Defense and our allies. Most recently, we acquired Heron Systems and Martin UAV as wholly owned subsidiaries of Shield AI. Join our team and shape the future of artificially intelligent systems. 

Provide technical oversight of our external propulsion development partners to support the development and testing of propulsion technologies. 
Lead the development and execution of propulsion system test plans including fuel system, propulsion performance characterization, reliability/maintainability testing, aerodynamic performance characterization, thermal management, and acoustics performance. 
Lead design and analysis activities related to propulsion system improvements. 
Recruit and grow a team of support engineers and technicians to support the development and execution of propulsion system testing. 
Oversee the development of in-house propulsion test facilities. 
Manage and mentor propulsion development team. 
Produce technical reports to capture and communicate the findings of the propulsion system testing and analysis. 
Oversee the development and release of detailed design documents including CAD models, 2D drawings, assembly instructions, acceptance test plans and other design artifacts. 
Use data and analysis to set acceptance criteria for production and engineering propulsion hardware testing. 

Projects that you might work on: 
V-BAT Block 1 and Block 2 propulsion system development. 

Required qualifications:

    • Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent experience.  
    • 2+ years of management/leadership experience. 
    • Has a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others 
    • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. May supervise the activities of others 

Preferred qualifications:

    • Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Propulsion/Combustion focus) 
    • Leadership Training 

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. 
To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.