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Staff C++ Build/Release Engineer (R2577)

Shield AI

Shield AI

San Diego, CA, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 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.
The Hivemind Foundations team is chartered with creating an integrated product that provides the foundational software layers upon which Hivemind Edge autonomy and Hivemind Commander services are constructed and operated. The product encapsulates three primary components: middleware, communications, and OS/security. As the software test engineer on this team, you will help ensure that are providing software of exceptional quality and that we designed with testing in mind. 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:

  • Use a DevOps mindset to ensure high quality / repeatable / timely automated builds and releases, including setting up or revising CMake and Conan systems, refactoring C++ code, interfacing with our CI pipelines, managing our inventory of tests which ensure good builds, including local unit and integration tests for health indicator
  • Coordinate releases with the teams, do the ceremonies, coordinate the team, tag the release
  • Develop and automate test scripts for embedded systems and operating system software components, managing your time and focus by bringing in teammates when you're at capacity or involved in higher priority work
  • 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 automated 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 DevOps & test-automation methodologies and tools, ensuring Hivemind Foundations Test 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 C++ and Python
  • 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 or defense industries, working with complex systems and adhering to stringent standards and regulations
Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity
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 and possible reference 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.