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Senior Software Engineer, Autonomy DevEx & DevOps (R2416)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024
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.
Job Description:
As a Developer Experience Engineer on the Hivemind Edge team, you will be solely responsible for tools that affect build, CI and other tools that improve day-to-day efficiency of the autonomy developer. You will also own and drive autonomy software release management, CI/CD infrastructure/toolchains, and will unblock/support autonomy engineers in any build/release related to your team’s tooling/advice. Your goal is to overcome challenges and roadblocks to enhance developer experience across the company.

What you'll do:

  • Develop, support, and enhance C++ build systems to ensure repeatability and robustness of builds and ease-of-use for developers and robustness of builds and ease-of-use for developers.
  • Develop, support and enhance CI systems to ensure repeatability and robustness of execution and tests in CI and ease-of-use for developers.
  • Drive the application of software systems to both internal and third-party consumers of Hivemind Edge.
  • Own and drive AI pilot software component releases to internal and external customers.
  • Architect appropriate tools for users that build software into Hivemind Edge.
  • Build out systems architectures and infrastructure as needed to support development efforts.
  • Lead integration development between hardware, embedded, software & AI teams that contribute to easier and more efficient development.
  • Align interfaces in the team with other teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:

  • BS in computer science or related engineering field with 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Strong proficiency with C++ 11 in a production environment on Azure/AWS.
  • Experience with Python in a production environment.
  • Strong understanding of CMake.
  • Proficiency with common debugging and profiling tools (e.g., gdb, valgrind, etc.).
  • Strong demonstrated proficiency in continuous integration/delivery (e.g., Jenkins.).
  • Strong knowledge of git.
  • Strong knowledge of scripting in bash and python.
  • Strong system administration (Unix/Linux/Windows).
  • Comfortable with multi-tier architectures.
  • Monitoring
  • Familiarity with cloud container orchestration systems (ex: Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, strong communication skills, being a trustworthy teammate, and being kind to others.
  • Strong desire to learn and grow on the job.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Conan package manager
  • DevOps experience in Azure
  • Jetson / Raspberry PI programming experience integrating with peripherals.
  • Knowledge of ROS (
  • Knowledge of Gazebo or other robotics simulation tools.
  • Experience with drones or automated vehicles.
  • Knowledge of network design and architecture including TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Wi-Fi, and network security.
Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity (if applicable)
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time 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.