Software Engineer, Sensing (TX)

Dallas Metro Area /
Hivemind Edge – Hivemind Edge /
Full Time Employee
/ Hybrid
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 Software Engineer on our Sensors team, you will work on integrating, modeling, and calibrating state-of-the-art sensors to enable reliable robot autonomy. You will work closely with members of the team to understand sensing requirements, conduct trade studies, integrate sensor software in Linux, and design calibration and validation processes to ensure fulfilment of these requirements. You will also contribute to the precise modeling of these sensors in simulation to improve development efficiency. 

Our preference would be for this person to work on a hybrid basis out of either our Frisco, TX or San Diego, CA offices.

What you'll do:

    • Conduct trade studies to identify appropriate sensors for products given size, weight, and power constraints and requirements from autonomy teams (ex. state estimation and mapping) 
    • Integrate sensors into products by modifying sensors drivers and platform configuration 
    • Develop sensor models based on first principles and empirical data to enable robust autonomy and improve developer efficiency via integration into simulation 
    • Develop filters to address noise and shortcomings of sensors 
    • Create diagnostic and calibration tools to help scale production of robots 

Projects you might work on:

    • Integrate sensors on Linux platform via device drivers 
    • Radar and thermal camera calibration tools for manufacturing products
    • Characterize a radar for error and variance in test fixtures representing operational environments. Design test fixtures with assistance from mechanical and electrical teams. 
    • Filter noise using classical or deep learning methods 

Required qualifications:

    • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related field 
    • Either 2 years' experience at a job solving real world robotics problems or a PhD degree involving real world robotics problems 
    • Experience with designing and executing experiments involving sensors 
    • Strong C/C++ and Linux skills 
    • You have a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others 
    • A team player with strong communication skills and the ability to lead & inspire others 

Preferred qualifications:

    • Master's degree in related engineering fields 
    • Developing user space Linux applications
    • Experience evaluating sensors for size, weight, accuracy, and power constraints 
    • Experience in a collaborative development environment, including paradigms such as continuous integration & delivery, test-driven development, etc. 
Salary Range: $95,875- $175,000 Annually + Bonus + Benefits + Equity (if applicable)

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. Information on the benefits offered is here.

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.