Autonomous Vehicle Operator at Outrider

| Greater Denver Area
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The company
Azevtec (Autonomous, Zero-Emission Vehicle Technologies) is automating 'first-mile' trucking. We simplify how large enterprises ship goods—our robotic systems automate repetitive vehicle movement and manual tasks in the world’s busiest freight-shipping hubs to enhance operational performance, reduce costs, and improve safety.
Azevtec is a rapidly growing, Series-A company founded to drive the adoption of sustainable transportation and deploy autonomous vehicles responsibly.
The role
The Autonomous Vehicle Operator reports to the Head of Autonomous Vehicle Operations and helps test, operate, maintain, and evaluate Azevtec's self-driving vehicle system, including heavy trucks and combination vehicles. The Autonomous Vehicle Operator's most important responsibility is ensuring and maintaining safety during operation.
Vehicles will operate in multiple modes, including manual-only and automated, corresponding to SAE levels of automated driving up to and including Level 4.
The Autonomous Vehicle Operator will be responsible for monitoring the vehicle and driving environment; determining whether and how to return the vehicle to a minimum-risk condition; and intervening in automated driving tasks to resume manual or computer control for safety and performance assessment purposes.
This role is hands-on, requiring acute attentiveness to the vehicle system during operation, as well as constant observations of its performance both in the cab and via a software-based dispatching/monitoring tool. The work you do will support the development and delivery of safe, error-free, and effective autonomous vehicle systems for the largest companies in the world that ship freight.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Safely operate vehicles, either in the cab or remotely via a web-based dispatching/monitoring user interface, for 8-10+ hours per day
  • Observe, assess, and improve our test and production-level autonomous vehicle systems
  • Use keen judgment to determine appropriate on-the-spot responses to vehicle performance and safety issues
  • Provide insightful and thorough verbal and/or written test reports on system performance - including vehicle and system data and/or observations related to automated driving system development - for Engineering, Vehicle Operations, Customer Success and Executive staff
  • Maintain a current Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) valid in Colorado and in any other state of the United States, as requested (the CDL must be carried at all times on the job)
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks and services on autonomous vehicles, including, but not limited to, preparation, installation, and maintenance of vehicle hardware
  • Support field testing, both locally and at remote customer sites
  • Perform minor repairs under the direction of engineering staff and/or in accordance with OEM repair instructions

Required qualifications

  • Desire and ability to understand Azevtec autonomous vehicle system and technology through the constant reading of documentation and Q&A with colleagues
  • Flexibility for day, night, and/or weekend work, as needed (and sometimes on short notice)
  • Unwavering focus on safety and helping to explore and implement system improvements
  • Obvious interest in and enthusiasm about autonomous vehicles
  • Facility with desktop software and web applications
  • Class A CDL and clean driving record
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Contagious energy and positivity in relationships and interactions
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record of success working with multi-disciplinary teams in and out of an office environment
  • Autonomous vehicle experience or expertise
  • Experience in operations, technology, robotics, or automotive field
  • Experience maintaining vehicles, ground-based or otherwise

Duties and responsibilities

  • Safely operate vehicles, either in the cab or remotely via a web-based dispatching/monitoring user interface, for 8-10+ hours per day
  • Observe, assess, and improve our test and production-level autonomous vehicle systems
  • Use keen judgment to determine appropriate on-the-spot responses to vehicle performance and safety issues
  • Provide insightful and thorough verbal and/or written test reports on system performance - including vehicle and system data and/or observations related to automated driving system development - for Engineering, Vehicle Operations, Customer Success and Executive staff
  • Maintain a current Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) valid in Colorado and in any other state of the United States, as requested (the CDL must be carried at all times on the job)
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks and services on autonomous vehicles, including, but not limited to, preparation, installation, and maintenance of vehicle hardware
  • Support field testing, both locally and at remote customer sites
  • Perform minor repairs under the direction of engineering staff and/or in accordance with OEM repair instructions

Required qualifications

  • Desire and ability to understand Azevtec autonomous vehicle system and technology through the constant reading of documentation and Q&A with colleagues
  • Flexibility for day, night, and/or weekend work, as needed (and sometimes on short notice)
  • Unwavering focus on safety and helping to explore and implement system improvements
  • Obvious interest in and enthusiasm about autonomous vehicles
  • Facility with desktop software and web applications
  • Class A CDL and clean driving record
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Contagious energy and positivity in relationships and interactions
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record of success working with multi-disciplinary teams in and out of an office environment
  • Autonomous vehicle experience or expertise
  • Experience in operations, technology, robotics, or automotive field
  • Experience maintaining vehicles, ground-based or otherwise

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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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