Autonomy Engineer - State Estimation and Mapping at​ ​Shield AI

Shield AI

Autonomy Engineer - State Estimation and Mapping at​ ​Shield AI


Introduction to Shield

Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with artificially intelligent

systems. For our team, no idea is too ambitious. We don’t ever want to stop working to

make possible what looks out of reach today. We have assembled a high performing,

empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission and living our values.

Our culture of intelligent, kind and thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching,

and rewarding. We are backed by premier Silicon Valley venture capital investors and

have started shipping product.



Job Description

Are you a passionate and innovative autonomy engineer looking to help develop state of

the art robots and AI products? Are you eager to make a positive difference in the world?

Do you want to work alongside mission driven and values focused teammates? Shield AI

is just the place for you!

As a member of the State Estimation and Mapping team you will conduct research at the

intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning and machine perception. You will be

responsible for developing cutting edge tech that provides robust, accurate estimates of

vehicle pose and surroundings at all times in virtually any environment. Your core

challenge will be creating self improving systems that fuse state-of-the-art sensors and

algorithms to keep our robots self aware with minimal computational requirements; a

fundamental enabler of Shield AI's mission to use mobile robotics and distributable

artificial intelligence to save lives.

What you'll do:

- Researching and developing world class state estimation, mapping and artificial

intelligence algorithms

- Working in a fast-paced, collaborative continuous development environment,

enhancing analysis, testing and benchmarking capabilities

- Enhancing sensor and vehicle dynamics models within a state-of-the-art simulation




People we're looking for:

+ A demonstrated passion for solving complex problems in robotics with little supervision

in a fast-moving team

+ A team player with strong communication skills and the ability to lead and inspire


+ Direct experience with state-of-the-art algorithms in one or more of the following or

related areas: Kalman filtering, visual-inertial navigation, simultaneous localization and

mapping, graph-based algorithms, 3D mapping

+ High proficiency in C++


Other preferred experience:

+ Experience in a collaborative development environment including continuous

integration and delivery

+ Experience programming in Matlab, Python or Julia

+ Experience with distributed estimation algorithms

+ M.S. in Computer Science or related quantitative science or 2 years professional

experience in the fields of state estimation, simultaneous localization and mapping or




San Diego


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Andrew Dimitruk

(Head of Talent)



San Diego
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