Shield AI

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Ground Systems (R2569)

Dallas, TX
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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 Design Engineer you will be responsible for leading the mechanical design and development of ground systems for Shield AI's autonomous UAV products. You will help architect new products, perform the detailed design of electro-mechanical assemblies, and creatively solve problems to improve user experience. You will collaborate closely with internal and/or external partners to prototype, test and release products to production. You will also help ensure product features achieve performance, schedule and reliability goals. 

What you'll do:

  • Own the design and development of new products and subsystems.  
  • Perform analysis on designs including hand calculations, CAD, and FEA. 
  • Rapidly design, prototype and test to validate the robustness and proper performance of designs. 
  • Lead design reviews. 
  • Participate in engineering and pre-production product builds. 
  • Interface with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful development and launch of new products. 
  • Exemplify technical excellence and be accountable for your work. 

Required qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent. 
  • Experience in design and deployment of products
  • Experience collaborating with industrial design
  • Demonstrated excellence in design for user experience
  • CAD modeling experience 
  • Working knowledge of FEA principles 
  • Familiarity with common manufacturing processes 
  • A demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others 

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. 

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. 

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