Shield AI

Technical Director

Job Description

Posted on: 
April 18, 2023

This role is perfect for an individual who wants to solve complex technical problems associated with deployment of advanced autonomy solutions on Group 1-5 UAS. As a Technical Director for Hivemind Edge you are the technical authority responsible for architecture, design, risk, and quality of execution on autonomy projects. Technical Directors drive day-to-day execution in collaboration with the Project Management.


In this role you will be responsible for standing up engineering teams, assigning technical objectives, making key decisions on issues, and are the authority that approves the quality and completeness of the technical output. An ideal candidate should aspire to be a part of this industry-changing team developing and deploying advanced autonomy technologies in the defense technology space.

Job Requirements

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, and/or similar degree  
  • 10+ years of industry experience in autonomy and UAS platforms (Defense Tech, Self-driving car, UAS platforms)
  • 7+ years of delivering software into production environments with high-reliability and high uptime (e.g., thousands of users, 99% uptime) 
  • Understanding of the full robotics autonomy stack (e.g., controls, estimation, perception, planning, etc.) 
  • Understanding of core machine learning concepts ranging from simple, binary supervised learning to the state-of-the-art in reinforcement learning  
  • Understanding of software development processes and how to effectively deploy software to real world devices. 
  • Understanding of autonomous behavior development and required sensor integration
  • Experience defining technical scope and managing technical requirements, product architectures, ICDs and other system level design documentation
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills by applying a scientific technical approach  
  • Be a customer facing engineering leader supporting government and internally funded development programs
  • Contribute to government contract proposal writing
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal  
  • Excellent leadership skills, driving a team of 6-20 engineers
  • Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
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