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Software Engineering Manager, Build & Tools (R1659)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 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 Software Engineering Manager 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 Software Engineering Manager, Build & Tools, you will build out a team and technically lead the roadmap of our internal workflows, builds, and tools. You will work closely with talented engineers to define future generations of Shield AI products by executing new programs and helping to solve the hard problems. In this role, you will collaborate closely with a variety of different engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, software and AI engineering, to establish workflows to help our business grow. You will lead cross-functional product development activities to bring together our small and medium UAS systems.


  • Drive the application of software systems to both internal and third-party consumers of Hivemind Edge
  • Architect appropriate tools for users that build software into Hivemind Edge
  • Help define, scope, and manage technical requirements to meet business needs
  • Lead integration development between hardware, embedded, software & AI teams that contribute to easier and more efficient development
  • Manage product architecture, ICD and other system level design documentation
  • Be an internal customer facing engineering lead to support government funded development programs that use Hivemind Edge
  • Contribute to government contract proposal writing
  • Align technical approaches with long-term roadmaps across Shield AI
  • Align interfaces in the AI Foundations team with other teams
  • Build out systems architectures and infrastructure as needed to support development efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering, or equivalent engineering roles
  • 3+ years of people leadership experience
  • Strong understanding of C++, Linux and CMake
  • B.S. or Master’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You are organized and methodical
  • You have a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
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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.