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Staff Mechanical Engineer (R2292)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Other Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 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 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!
What you'll do:
As a Staff Engineer - Mechanical you will be responsible for running most-challenging
and complex projects with little oversight for Shield AI's autonomous UAV products. You
will architect new products, perform the detailed design of complex electro-mechanical
assemblies and will use best in class design and analysis tools. You will collaborate
closely with internal and/or external partners to prototype, test, and release products to
production. You will also ensure product features achieve performance, schedule, and
reliability goals.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Own the architecture, 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.
  • Lead 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. and/or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in mechanical or electro-mechanical product development
  • CAD modeling experience
  • Working knowledge of FEA principles
  • Proficient at tolerance analysis, ANSI drawing standards, and common inspection equipment and methodology
  • 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
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.