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Senior Engineer, Test and Automation Software (R2687)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Dallas County, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Shield AI’s mission is to protect the lives of service members and civilians with intelligent systems. The Hardware Test Engineering team contributes to this effort by designing test solutions that drive high hardware reliability on our V-BAT vehicle. These solutions are in-house designed electrical and mechanical equipment used to perform component and system-level testing, both at ambient and in simulated harsh environmental conditions. In this role you will develop software that automates hardware testing, integrates test results with existing manufacturing software, create software infrastructure for scaling test automation to dozens of test stands, and create and manage databases for logging test results. Help us save lives as we strive to deliver the most highly reliable aerospace hardware in the industry.


  • Use Python to automate complex test sequences and log the results in a database
  • Create software infrastructure that allows for rapid development of new testcases, utilizing common code wherever possible
  • Write drivers that interface with electronics test equipment
  • Automate server imaging process to allow rapid deployment of new test stands
  • Create data visualizations using Grafana or a similar tool
  • Contribute to and attend cross-functional code and design reviews. Advocate for design changes that result in simpler testing processes


  • 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 4+ years and a Master’s degree; or 2+ years with a PhD; or equivalent work experience
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related STEM field
  • Mastery of fundamental computer science topics
  • Advanced skillset for developing software in Python
  • Experience with Linux including Bash scripting and networking
  • Ability to configure and maintain small computer networks
  • Experience working on complex software development projects, which can be from an internship, job, club, team, personal project, etc
  • Demonstrated history of showing ownership of project outcomes and delivering exceptional results
  • Record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others


  • Experience with Rust
  • Comfort working with hardware, as the testcases you write will interface with circuit boards, motors, and sensors
  • Mastery of fundamental engineering concepts including EE, Mech E, Programming, Physics, and Mathematics
  • Experience writing drivers for electronics test equipment
  • Demonstrated adaptability, agility, and the ability to innovate under pressure to meet dynamic project demands and drive successful outcomes