In 2015, inspired by the challenges he saw while serving overseas, former Navy SEAL Brandon Tseng returned home from his last deployment with an audacious goal: to employ artificial intelligence to protect service members and civilians.
Brandon had witnessed first-hand how challenging missions could become due to a lack of information and intelligence. He theorized that the application of artificial intelligence could be revolutionary in clearing the fog of war -- and in making a difference in protecting the lives of the service members he served alongside and the civilians he encountered within conflict zones.
As we work to achieve our mission, with humility and an appreciation of the magnitude of the undertaking, these values guide us:
Live with uncompromising honesty and integrity. Avoid even the appearance of improper behavior.
Put the Team First
Place the success of the team and your teammates ahead of your own success. No task is beneath you. Coach, mentor, and otherwise foster the learning and growth of teammates. Take a genuine interest in getting to know your teammates as people. Care for them. Offer teammates deep expertise.
Work Hard, Have Grit, Uphold the Highest Standards
Earn your spot on the team every day. Embrace the struggle: the fight, the sweat, and the joy that is the journey toward greatness. Be tenacious; do not give in to defeat. Expect excellence of yourself and your teams. Do not seek to merely win the game, but to play the perfect game.
Take on Challenging Commitments
Seek and take responsibility for challenges that push you and your teams to the limit - then deliver. Calculate risk and dare to make tough calls. In the event of failure, do not make excuses or assign blame. In the event of success, give credit generously.
Act With Kindness
Treat people with kindness and expect the same of others - without exception. Foster inclusiveness. Develop and demonstrate empathy. Address biases that impact the availability of equal and fair opportunities.
Be Rigorous & Go Fast
Approach problems with rigor. Build from first-principles. See the big picture. Connect dots within and across disciplines and functions. Consider and nail the details. Get things done fast.
Nurture enthusiasm among all team members. Celebrate successes, even small ones and even when the ultimate outcome is uncertain. Lead by example. Have fun and make work fun. Instill confidence, energy, and pride in all those with and for whom you work. Clearly communicate a vision, a plan, and fine details.
Handle yourself with grace and equanimity. Help to set a steady mood and attitude for yourself and your team. Make and enable decisions based on fact and reason, not emotion. Avoid, and proactively stop, all inappropriate behavior and banter.
Be a Good Steward of Resources
Resources are precious - find creative and logical ways to do more with less. Anyone can change the world with unlimited time and resources - only great people can do it within practical limits.
Care for Yourself
Develop self-awareness and relentlessly improve. Seek and take action upon feedback and input from others. Care for your physical health, mental health, and personal foundations - family, friends, and whatever it is that energizes you.
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Shape technology’s future, create AI systems that protect lives today
Shield AI has assembled an exceptional group of talented individuals from across sectors. Together, we are committed to creating the defining AI products of tomorrow while helping protect lives today. Do you want to contribute to a mission that matters? View our available positions and apply to begin your career with Shield AI today.