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Staff Engineer, Systems Software Test (R2646)

Shield AI

Shield AI

San Diego, CA, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
Job Description:
Are you a passionate and innovative 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!
The Hivemind on X - Test department is a group of teams on mission to build a comprehensive and robust testing infrastructure that supports the development and deployment of the world’s best AI pilot and most reliable aircraft. Hivemind Test is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of quality, reliability, and performance in our Hivemind software ecosystem. This ecosystem includes software for AI behaviors, embedded systems, system integration, and more. Our group is charged with validating and verifying the entire Hivemind software ecosystem meets reliability standards and is operationally ready to meet mission objectives.
As a Software Systems Test Engineer, you will be involved in testing and integrating intelligent UAS and robotics systems on various projects. You will collaborate with diverse teams to bringing together system requirements, foundational software, hardware, and methods for testing different product solutions. Your contributions will play a key role in developing an AI autopilot, enabling intelligent swarms of drones, and fulfilling our mission to protect service members and civilians.

What you'll do:

  • Develop test software using Python to validate Hivemind software and UAS solutions.
  • Create and execute test plans, test cases, and test scripts for embedded systems and operating system software components.
  • Identify, analyze, and document software defects, issues, and inconsistencies in software behavior.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software development and other test teams, to ensure seamless integration and alignment of testing efforts.
  • Drive continuous improvement in testing methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of test documentation, including test plans, test reports, and test coverage matrices.
  • Participate in design and code reviews to identify potential issues and ensure the quality of software components.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders, including development teams, project managers, and other test teams.
  • Monitor industry trends and advancements in testing methodologies and tools, ensuring the Hivemind Test department stays at the forefront of innovation.

Required qualifications:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 7 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 5 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 2 years experience; or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of real-world experience building test plans or automated test solutions for embedded systems. Ideally in the avionics, robotics, automotive, or defense industries
  • Strong understanding of software testing methodologies, techniques, and tools, with a focus on embedded systems and operating systems
  • Proficiency in Python and C++.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and debugging skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional team
  • Software management tools (Git, AzureDevOps/Jira, Artifactory)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in robotics and/or small UAS with hands-on experience w/ ROS
  • Experience in the aerospace, defense, or automotive (autonomous driving) industries, working with complex systems and adhering to stringent standards and regulations
  • Adaptability and a willingness to learn new technologies and methodologies quickly
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