Senior Staff Systems Test Engineer (R2073)

Introduction to Shield AI
Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. Shield AI is a fast growing, venture-backed defense-technology company built around a team of proven executives, distinguished warfighters, and world-class AI engineers. Since 2018, Shield AI’s products and people have supported operations around the world with the US Department of Defense and our allies.

Job Description
Are you a passionate, innovative, and experienced Systems Test Engineering expert 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!  
As a Senior Staff Systems Test Engineer, you will lead the verification of our vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle, demonstrating flightworthiness and mission capability. You will work cross-functionally in a dynamic and fast paced environment to help to plan and conduct UAV ground testing in support of product development and prototyping.

What you will do:
  • Establish and lead program level test strategies throughout development lifecycle to include: 
  • Development of program test milestones and associated artifact delivery 
  • Definition and management of test infrastructure 
  • Establish best engineering practices and common operating procedures 
  • Plan and coordinate ground and flight test plans 

  • Required Professional Experience:
  • In addition to an overall technical understanding of aircraft design principles and subsystem functionality, Candidate will have demonstrated experience in the following focus areas:
  • Software integration testing
  • Hardware-In-the-loop test environments
  • Rapid productions/manufacturing/assembly line acceptance testing
  • Ground and System-level functionality testing
  • Act in test conductor/director capacity in support of readiness reviews, flight test events, envelope expansion, SRD verification
  • Support test data recovery, analysis, troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated expertise in test event / resource management 
  • Required Education and Competencies:
  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent experience. 
  • 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 
  • 5+ 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 
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in MATLAB 
  • 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 
  • #LI-JM1

    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. Information on the benefits offered is here. All offers are contingent on a cleared background check.

    Location guidelines-
    Onsite = 5 days/week
    Hybrid = Several days in the 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. 
    To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 
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