Shield AI

Staff Frontend Software Engineer, Command & Control (R2303)

Dallas, TX
USD 124k - 169k
TypeScript React C++ Java C# Python Docker
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. 

You will be a key contributor to our Hivemind Commander product, an innovative software solution that supports seamless, intuitive, and immersive interaction with teams of autonomous robotic systems. You will work closely with Human Factors, User Experience Design, and operators to develop a world class command and control product.

What you'll do:

    • Contribute to the web-based front-end of the Hivemind Commander product that will revolutionize the way that human beings engage with teams of autonomous air vehicles.
    • Develop UI and UX elements of mission planning and command and control of autonomous systems based on design specifications.
    • Manage large streams of incoming data for effective renderings and delightful user experience.
    • Collaborate with our operators, test pilots, and instructors to enhance the UX of autonomous robotic systems.

Required qualifications:

    • BS/MS in Computer Science or similar degree and 4+ years' experience developing large, production-quality software systems with relevant technologies (TypeScript, React).
    • Excellent grasp of modern software development and coding principles with high productivity in a mainstream language (e.g. TypeScript, C++ Java, C#, Python, etc.).
    • Good software hygiene regarding code documentation, unit testing, bug tracking.  
    • Strong technical collaboration skills and a desire to develop new 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.

Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience with technical leadership or people management.
    • Experience with geospatial data and WebGL.
    • Experience applying design systems to UI components 
    • Experience with Linux, Docker, and CI/CD environments 
    • Experience with WebSockets and Electron (or similar) 
    • Experience with TypeScript and React for frontend web applications

    • #LI-OE1 
$124,626.46 - $169,297.77 a year

Total compensation: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity (if applicable)
*Interns/Military Fellows 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 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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