Perception And Machine Learning Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Software Testing

| Greater Denver Area

The company

Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety, increase efficiency, and optimize their workforce. The only company exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations, Outrider eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation by deploying zero-emission systems. Outrider is a private company backed by NEA, 8VC, and other top-tier investors.

 

The role

Outrider seeks a software engineer experienced in computer vision and machine learning techniques to take the lead in developing, evaluating, testing, and validating the models and frameworks used in a variety of perception applications in our autonomous vehicle system.

 

The Perception And Machine Learning Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Software Testing will report to the Perception lead and be responsible for comprehensive verification and validation; use-case test procedure creation and execution; and bug identification, logging, and resolution for all aspects of the system's perception capabilities. This will include testing individual software modules, subsystems, and functionality related to RADAR, LiDAR, 3D cameras, and ultrasonics sensors.

 

This position is mission-critical for delivering a safe, effective, first-of-its-kind industrial technology, and will build the foundation for the company’s overall system test procedures and organization. The successful candidate will test and validate autonomous vehicle systems that redefine large enterprise supply chains and boast safe, error-free, and effective operational performance.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Regression testing and 'smoke testing' of overall system and perception/computer vision capabilities
    • Generate, organize, manage, and conduct 'white-box' and system-level/'black-box' verification tests and test procedures to validate compliance with perception/computer vision system specifications
    • Define and lead the development of perception software test harnesses
    • Contribute to the development of analysis tools using Python and other software packages
    • Contribute to the company’s modeling, simulation, test automation, and evaluation capabilities
    • Be accountable for whether tests have been meaningful 
    • Work with the team to understand and prioritize perception/computer vision test exceptions and help drive toward a product that meets all customer, business, and technical expectations
    • Review bug reports, track bugs to a subsystem, identify root causes/corner cases, and work within the team to propose fixes
    • Provide sub-system and system-level support for internal and external teams, as needed
    • Commit to travel and perform field work, depending on initial customer locations (up to 25%)

Required qualifications

    • 2 years in a software test engineering role
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or electrical/electronics engineering
    • C/C++ development experience
    • Familiarity with ROS, Python, and C++
    • Comfort with Linux and command line
    • Test, debug, and system engineering mindset
    • Experience using JIRA and bug-tracking tools
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Exceptional analytical skills
    • Demonstrated strong leadership and people skills
    • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

    • Pedigree as a software test engineer focused on perception software functionality
    • Experience with robotics software engineering, autonomous vehicle systems, computer vision, machine learning, and/or planning and controls
    • Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD)
    • Background as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
    • Master’s degree in computer science, robotics, electrical/electronics engineering, or computer engineering
    • Experience with CAN bus standard and/or UDP
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Location

Our company is just steps away from hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and the New Terrain Brewery.

An Insider's view of Outrider

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re fired up to solve the urgent problem of yard automation needed for a more resilient supply chain. No one walks alone at Outrider. If anyone is stuck or needs help, people line up to lend a helping hand. This is an interdisciplinary problem, so the best and brightest engineers across multiple areas of expertise must work together to solve it.

Michael Cutter

Principal Computer Vision Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day starts on the computer modeling robotic designs. Next, our team holds a daily standup to discuss progress and goals. Then, I assemble prototypes. During lunch, I mountain bike with coworkers on N. Table Mountain. The afternoon is my favorite -- testing the robots on our autonomous vehicles. I love watching robots do cool things.

Martin Sotola

Robotics Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

At first, I was overwhelmed by unfamiliar software, robotics, and logistics jargon and the fast pace. Hard work, hustle, and awesome co-workers reduced my learning curve. In no time, I was contributing and saw my responsibilities expand -- working with engineering, commercial team and customers. I’ve seen exponential growth in my career and myself.

Kayla Holcomb

Associate Project Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Daily, we’re solving complex, cutting-edge engineering problems. We encourage and welcome new and innovative ideas. In close collaboration with our customer-facing teams, engineering turns ideas into products that solve big pain points for very large companies. The majority of our team's ideas have morphed into solutions deployed at customer sites.

Dan Ambrosio

Senior Software Engineer and Head of Software Integration

What are some social events your company does?

When we’re not working or noshing on snacks provided in the kitchen, we’re sipping pints together in the brewery across the road. Many like to go hiking, running or mountain biking several days a week on N. Table Mountain also across the road. Others do Cross Fit or hang out socially outside of work. And, there’s a monthly company-sponsored lunch!

Tessa Ronan

Autonomous Vehicle Controls Engineer

What are Outrider Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Outrider also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
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