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Senior Engineer - Aerospace (R2269)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 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.
Job description:
As a Flight Data Analyst, you will lead the systems data analysis verification efforts for our vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle, demonstrating flightworthiness and mission capability. You will work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment to help to develop an understanding of flight system performance and help communicate insights to the development team as well as the technical and operational leadership. This requires a passion for flight sciences, data analysis and data visualization tool development skills.

What you'll do:

  • Data collection (to include real-time, post, and truth data), data pre-processing, data reduction, and data archiving
  • Troubleshooting and help diagnose malfunctioning flight systems and components
  • Responsible for digital aircraft logs and mission media artifact inventory archival
  • Ingest, catalog, and perform validation of flight data
  • Develop scripts to visualize, filter and analyze flight data across a fleet of aircraft
  • Create report documentation summarizing system performance, system health, controller performance, communications and reliability metrics
  • Support field testing through direct data collection including defining data collection goals, ensuring equipment is functioning as required
  • Facilitate flight data review events with cross functional teams
  • Capture and document technical issues and feature descriptions
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts including controls, software, and aero performance engineers to triage and diagnose issues identified through test
  • Execute virtual flight test through hardware and software in the loop simulation environments

Required qualifications:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 3+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or a Master’s degree or a PhD in a relevant field
  • B.S. degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline, such as Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering. Technology-related degree plan also acceptable, e.g., Electrical Engineering, Aeronautics or Information Technology. Degrees with Manufacturing Testing competency will be considered.
  • 2+ years of experience with ground and/or flight test teams maintainer or in a test related field.
  • Organized and methodical with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being trustworthy, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others
  • Proficiency in Matlab/Simulink, Python, and/or C++

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with code repositories such as Git, Mercurial, SVN, or ADO
  • Experience building or prototyping small aircraft or RC components
  • Previous UAV operations and/or maintenance
  • Previous environmental test experience, familiarity with MIL-810
  • Experience with customer focus with field service experience.
  • Ability to occasionally travel away from the normal duty location, to include
  • deployments CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Ability to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, shift work, and or overtime to support mission requirements.
  • Background in aviation industry and specifically unmanned aerial systems/robotics
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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.