Senior Mechanical Engineer, Sustaining (R2600)

Dallas Metro Area
Aircraft Engineering – Mechanical /
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 product design engineer looking to help develop state of the art AI and robotics products? 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! 

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Sustaining, you will be responsible for supporting the mechanical design and production development of Shield AI's autonomous UAV products. You will be the interface between engineering and manufacturing, supporting production deployment of new products and maintaining existing product lines. You will lead design for manufacturing, cost reduction, production line optimization, and new vendor qualification efforts for new and existing Shield AI products. You will architect new products, perform the detailed design of complex electro-mechanical assemblies, and will use best in class design and analysis tools. You will collaborate closely with internal and/or external partners to prototype, test and release products to production. You will also ensure product features achieve performance, schedule, and reliability goals.

What you'll do:

    • Analyze designs and drive changes or modifications.
    • Independently research solutions, troubleshoot and resolve complex problems by analyzing product data.
    • Follows standard engineering/test practices.
    • Lead cross-functional project teams including R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality.
    • Provide project leadership to improve existing products and associated manufacturing processes.
    • Analyze and resolve manufacturing issues and request.
    • Write test plans and analyze results.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:

    • B.S. degree in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent.
    • Production, manufacturing, or sustainment engineering experience.
    • SolidWorks and NX experience
    • A demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others.

Preferred qualifications:

    • Aerospace Experience 
    • Familiar with reading/ creating harness drawing
    • Familiar with PCBA manufacturing and coating
    • PDM/PLM software experience
$110,474 - $165,711 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.