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Senior Staff Software Engineer, Frontend/Full Stack (R2552)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Oregon, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 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.
Hivemind Design (HMD) is an innovative simulation, data science, and infrastructure team at Shield AI. We own the tools for designing, developing, testing, deploying and evaluating instances of the Hivemind AI pilot and commander. Our software products enable companies to construct and control sophisticated autonomous systems, and therefore we are transforming the future of autonomy. We are committed to excellence, driving innovations that prepare autonomous agents for the most critical missions.
The Hivemind Design product is Shield AI's AI Factory; a service-oriented architecture leveraged through an SDK, CLI, and web portal. Our focus is on leveraging both virtualized and bare-metal infrastructure to orchestrate autonomous agents in sophisticated simulations, dynamically configure test beds, and pioneer software configurations and deployments on robotic systems. The HMD team is not only solving problems; we are tasked with setting new benchmarks in technology and delivering unparalleled user experiences.
We pride ourselves on a diverse team of experts from fields such as computer science, aerospace, game design, and distributed simulation systems. This diversity fuels our innovative spirit, in an environment that values creativity, teamwork, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
As a Senior Staff Engineer you’ll help lead the development of the HMD product web portal and integrated installer. Our web portal provides a user interface for Operators to rehearse missions, plan scenarios, and analyze performance. It also provides a central location for autonomy engineers to interact with Hivemind software and communicate with other teams. We're looking for an engineer with a visionary outlook and a solid track recordof delivering great user interfaces.

What you’ll do:

  • Build custom editors to configure and execute simulations of autonomous aircraft
  • Develop user interfaces for interacting with large multi-dimensional datasets
  • Incorporate technologies such as Web RTC for interactive 3D simulations
  • Contribute to an integrated installer UI for Hivemind software
  • Contribute to mission planning interfaces for autonomous vehicles

Required Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 9 years and a Master’s degree; or 7 years with a PhD; or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in designing and developing production quality software systems.
  • 6+ years experience developing software to interface with web APIs, including proficiency with gRPC and RESTful APIs.
  • 3+ years demonstrated experience with React/Node/Typescript and Material UI
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, similar degree, or equivalent practical experience
  • Demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with geospatial data and WebGL
  • Experience applying design systems to UI components
  • Experience with Web RTC
  • Eye for design and UX sensibilities
  • Hands-on experience with a major cloud platform (Azure, GCP, AWS)
  • Experience with Linux, Docker, and CI/CD environments
  • Experience with WebSockets and Electron (or similar)
  • Experience with Playwright UI testing
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.