Software Engineer AI

Shield AI, Arlington, VA


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. Most recently, we acquired Heron Systems and Martin UAV as wholly owned subsidiaries of Shield AI. Join our team and shape the future of artificially intelligent systems. 

Heron Systems has developed a software factory for building and optimizing deep reinforcement learning-based solutions. The technology has drawn significant interest from DARPA, AFRL and the US Navy. We are currently working with these customers to investigate modern warfighting problems and develop prototype solutions. This position will support at least one of our ML teams to help build a solution while simultaneously advancing the 
 technology more broadly.

What You Will Do

  • Work in a small team of researchers, engineers, and subject matter experts.
  • Develop novel algorithms that run at scale and push state of the art performance.
  • Coordinate with customers and industry partners to meet real-world requirements.
  • Solve challenging and important problems.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience contributing to software projects with at least 10 contributors.   
  • Software development experience in Python or C++. 
  • Fast, efficient, effective problem-solving approach.   
  • Understanding numeric computing and related software libraries/frameworks. 
  • Exceptional collaborator and communicator.   
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, similar degree, or equivalent practical experience.  
  • USA citizenship.  Non-citizens, even permanent residents, will not be considered.   

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current SECRET clearance: candidates without an active clearance must be able to obtain one. 
  • Up to date with modern software design patterns. 
  • Familiarity with Unix environments. 
  • Experience with multi-threaded/distributed computing, CUDA, test-driven development. 

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. 

About Shield AI

Our mission is to protect service members and innocent civilians with artificially intelligent systems. Shield AI is the home of Hivemind, an artificial intelligence which enables robots to see, reason about, and search the world. Shield AI’s first product, Nova, is a Hivemind-powered robot that searches buildings while simultaneously streaming video and building maps. We tackle the world’s most daunting challenges with world-changing ideas, creating resilient artificially intelligent systems for a safer and more secure world. Breaking technological ground in service to human life. Our incredible team is built of scientists, engineers and business leaders driven to make a difference. We come to work each day ready to push technology’s boundaries, to serve the Shield mission and to support one another as together we create a company built to lead -- and to last.

Shield AI

Want to learn more about Shield AI? Visit Shield AI's website.