Senior Electrical Engineer (R2540)

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, innovative, experienced engineer with a background in test, verification, and problem solving that is looking to help develop state-of-the-art AI and hardware 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 an Electrical Engineer you will be responsible for supporting the electrical design, prototyping, and production of Shield AI's autonomous UAV products. You will engage cross-functionally with mechanical engineering, embedded software, prototype manufacturing, and production.  

You will be responsible for diagnosing and resolving system and circuit board issues, providing design feedback, improving engineering processes, understanding full aircraft system operation, and familiarity with all aircraft supporting equipment. 

What you'll do:

    • Help diagnose, debug, and design solutions for system and circuit problems. This includes power conversion, communications, servos, GNSS, harnessing, etc. 
    • Help integrate, test, and verify various aircraft payloads (cameras, gimbals, radar, radios, sensors, etc.) 
    • Engage with cross-functional teams to drive solutions and changes to the aircraft.  
    • Propose and help drive improvements to engineering and production processes. 
    • Help triage and support design quality incidents. 
    • Provide design feedback to cross-functional engineering teams. 
    • Learn our product lifecycle management system and utilize to drive changes/improvements. 
    • 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:

    • B.S. in electrical engineering, or equivalent qualifying experience 
    • Enjoy problem solving and have a history of debugging circuit issues 
    • Highly organized and detail oriented 
    • Skilled with basic EE equipment such as an oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, etc. 
    • 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   

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.