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Staff Systems Engineer, Dallas (R2110)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Software Engineering
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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.
Are you a passionate, innovative, experienced Systems Engineer looking to help develop state-of-the-art AI and advanced unmanned systems? 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 Systems Engineer, you will lead the life cycle development for products across the company. You will interface with customers to define what capabilities they need to tackle their problems. You will work with a cross-functional team within Shield AI to implement the customer needs, plan verification activities, collect and analyze verification data to assess product performance, identify a product’s design strengths and areas for improvement, and communicate results and recommendations within the engineering organization via detailed test reports.
The Systems Engineering function is growing rapidly, and we are currently hiring for Senior, Staff, and Senior Staff levels.

What you'll do

  • Interface with internal program managers and technical directors to define customer needs
  • Develop and document system, subsystem, unit, and external interface requirements using requirements management tools for flow-down to cross-functional teams
  • Document and maintain Systems Engineering Plan and architecture descriptions
  • Plan and conduct system, subsystem and unit verification
  • Document verification activities using compliance matrix, verification test procedures, and verification test reports
  • Support proposal activities to determine the optimum technical approach, author technical descriptions, determine compliance to customer specifications, and support development of cost and schedule estimates
  • Coordinately directly with technical directors on status updates and assist with design decisions
  • Resolve technical challenges with a high degree of analytical expertise and originality
  • Interface with internal Subject Matter Experts to develop system architecture and design
  • Coordinate with other organizations, internal, and external, to ensure safe and effective execution of test events, including ground test, flight test, and demonstration events
  • Define environmental testing requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications

  • Senior - Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • Staff - 10 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 5 years and a master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years' experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Senior Staff - 12 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years' experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Systems Engineering practices and principals, including writing, organizing, and verifying requirements.
  • Experience in reading, interpreting, and applying engineering drawings, including assembly drawings, parts lists, wiring diagrams, and schematics.
  • Experience with reliability and trend analysis.
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance. US citizenship is required as only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred qualifications

  • M.S. degree in STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline, such as Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering Tools such as Cameo Systems Modeler.
  • Experience with requirements management tools such as Borland Caliber, DOORS, or Jama.
  • Experience in failure modes and mechanisms related to the assembly, test, and repair of complex electromechanical systems.
  • Experience with VTOL aircraft
  • Experience with DO-160, ARP4754A, business jet, helicopter, electric aircraft, and aircraft OEM requirements
  • Experience working in the DoD customer community (US Army, US Air Force, US Navy)
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Total compensation: Salary within range listed above + 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. All offers are contingent on a cleared background check.
Location guidelines-
Onsite = 5 days/week in office
Hybrid = Minimum 3 days/week in office
Remote = Remote but able to come to the office as requested for business needs
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.