Senior Autonomy Engineer, State Estimation

San Diego, California /
Hivemind Edge – State Estimation /
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. 

Job Description:
As a member of the State Estimation team, you will conduct research at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and machine perception.  You will develop cutting-edge tech that provides robust, accurate estimates of vehicle pose and surroundings at all times in virtually any environment.  Your core challenge will be creating self-improving systems that fuse state-of-the-art sensors and algorithms to keep our robots self-aware with limited compute. 

What you’ll do:

    • Research and develop world-class state estimation, mapping, and artificial intelligence algorithms 
    • Enhance sensor models within a state-of-the-art simulation environment 
    • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative, continuous development environment, enhancing analysis and benchmarking capabilities 

Projects that you might work on:

    • Develop a new sensor front-end for the state estimator. First, deeply understand the sensor model and the various use-cases for the sensor. Then, incorporate that information alongside other sensors to produce an accurate and consistent overall state estimate.  

Required Qualifications:

    • M.S. in Computer Science or related quantitative science with 2+ years of professional experience in state estimation, perception, or similar robotic field  
    • Experience working in a collaborative development environment including continuous integration and delivery  
    • Familiarity with high-fidelity simulation and sensor modeling 
    • Experience prototyping a feature in a high-level language like MATLAB and transitioning it to production code 
    • A solid foundation in theory related to probabilistic robotics, compute vision, and signal processing. 
    • A demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others 

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.