Associate Electrical Engineer

| 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

In the Associate Electrical Engineer position, you'll be working as part of the hardware engineering team to create safe and reliable autonomous vehicle systems. You’ll be responsible for areas such as architecture, development, and testing of the electronic systems that enable our vehicles and supporting products. A primary early responsibility will be to improve the overall vehicle electronic architecture, while also diving deep on new electronic designs to implement that architecture.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of contributing technically to the design and implementation of complex electronic systems in autonomous vehicles, robotic systems, or advanced sensing.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Contribute to the development of system-level electronic architectures and subsystem-level designs
    • Work on vehicle electrical architecture, design, implementation, and testing
    • Help make complicated design tradeoffs on system and sensor layout, electrical architecture and topology, and base vehicle system configurations
    • Engage and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Test Engineering, to develop complex electronic systems
    • Contribute to small cross-functional teams to develop production-ready electronic subsystems (PCBs, firmware, wire harnesses, electronic enclosures, etc.) that can be manufactured at scale
    • Support recruitment and training of talented engineers to build a world-class team
    • Support field testing and debugging, both locally and at remote customer sites
    • Debug wire harnesses, electronic assemblies, PCBs, and installed systems
    • Evaluate new electronic components and their impact on system safety and performance
    • Contribute technical assessments to strategic decision-making relating to electronic technology
    • Travel to support customer deployments on-site (up to 25%)

Required qualifications

    • 2+ years developing complex electronic systems
    • Demonstrated ability to function as a technical contributor while managing a small team
    • PCB design, assembly and rework experience, preferably in the automotive, trucking, or similarly challenging environment
    • Wire harness design and debugging experience
    • Firmware development for bare metal microcontrollers
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to deconstruct complex problems into discrete components
    • Background in electronic troubleshooting for PCBs, wire harnesses, and data busses (e.g., CAN, RS-232)
    • Experience designing for EMI/RFI isolation and shielding (including grounding techniques)
    • Proficiency with multimeters and oscilloscopes
    • Basic soldering, crimping, and electronic prototyping experience
    • Excellent documentation and technical writing skills

Ideal qualifications

    • Complex electronic system design experience
    • Autonomous vehicle design experience
    • Automotive systems design experience
    • Mechanical CAD experience (especially SolidWorks)
    • Test software development background (Python preferred)
    • Familiarity with RF design/test plan creation and execution
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Technology we use

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

What are Outrider Perks + Benefits

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
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
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