Senior Electrical Engineer (R2259)

Dallas Metro Area / San Diego 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 Electrical Engineer looking to help develop state-of-the-art AI 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! Join us and help define elegant, high-performance computing, sensing, communication, and power systems to support our fixed wing aircraft products. 

What you'll do:

    • Lead circuit board designs for the VBAT aircraft and its support equipment. This includes complex system architectures utilizing custom circuitry (power management, analog, digital, servos, microcontrollers, sensors, radios, etc.) 
    • Support the design and integration of complex embedded systems and sensors which enable VBAT autonomy and AI 
    • Be responsible for part selection, schematic capture, simulation, analysis, verification, debugging, and release to production 
    • Coordinate with cross-functional teams (mechanical, embedded, software, manufacturing, supply chain, etc.) 
    • Manage your project timelines and deliverables 
    • Conduct and attend cross-functional design reviews 
    • Work closely with CAD engineering for PCB layout (Altium) 
    • Interface with customers, contractors, and other 3rd parties as it pertains to design execution of our products 
    • Provide feedback on other team work where applicable 
    • Mentor teammates when possible 
    • Help develop automated test solutions 
    • 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:

    • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering; or equivalent work experience
    • Have contributed to a product design involving EE, ME, and SW engineering. 
    • You are experienced with circuit design, schematic capture, component selection, and circuit testing. 
    • Demonstrated track 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   
    • 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  

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. 
$114,295 - $171,443 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.