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Principal Engineer, Operations Research Analyst (R2691)

Shield AI

Shield AI

IT, Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
At Shield we are working on cutting edge AI solutions that need to evolve how we operate in the harshest of conditions. To support our development and deployments tasks we are building up an Operations Analysis team to guide business strategy and complement our Modeling and Simulation team. This new team will provide rigorous analytical products which will be used to guide product development and convince customers of our value advantage.
You will be an operations analysis expert with a diverse skill set who will interface with stakeholders including internal programs and external customers. You will carefully listen to stakeholder needs and then design rigorous math and physics analyses leading to clear and compelling value propositions. You will lead analysis to support requirements definitions, concept of operations (CONOPS) evaluation, and operational effectiveness studies to help shape and influence future capabilities of the warfighter. These impactful studies quantify the effects of payloads, weapons and tactics on survivability and mission effectiveness. Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) will often complement demonstration events that together leave no doubt that Shield AI offers real warfighter capability.


  • Develop model-driven analysis
  • Develop a deep understanding of transformational value of Shield AI’s autonomy, simulation, and perception products
  • Lead advancement of our internal M&S capabilities to give our analyses and asymmetric advantage over competitors
  • Convey the value through life of AI-powered distributed systems over traditional industrial offerings


  • Must hold an active U.S. Secret security clearance
  • Military mission MS&A experience. For example, working knowledge of OCA/DCA, ISR, SEAD/DEAD, Electronic Attack, or Long Range Fires missions
  • Platform MS&A experience— for example, value proposition analyses comparisons involving aero, fuel, and signature modeling
  • Payload MS&A experience— for example, physics-based trade-space analyses for radar, EOIR, communications, or weapons payloads.
  • 2+ years AFSIM scripting experience
  • Outstanding communication skills to include visual presentation of complex data
  • Proficiency with physics-math scripting of your choice (e.g., MATLAB, SIMULINK, Python+numpy, scipy)
  • 5+ years in relevant Science and/or Engineering related field