Autonomous Vehicle Software Engineer 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
We’re searching for a talented C++ software developer with a track record of demonstrated high achievement who can take responsibility for the full software development lifecycle, including a) write software modules from a set of specifications; b) implement module interfaces; c) review bug reports, track bugs to a subsystem, identify corner cases, and work within the team to propose fixes.
The Autonomous Vehicle Software Engineer will report to the VP of Software Engineering and provide engineering support for vehicle autonomy software through all phases of Azevtec pilot and deployment programs. 
This position will be responsible for the design, development, and unit testing for all aspects of vehicle sensing and decision-making functions, including perception, computer vision, sensor fusion, motion planning, object classification, text detection, motion planning, and SLAM.
 
This position requires exceptional software engineering skills – you will be responsible for helping build and support autonomous vehicle systems that redefine large enterprise supply chains and boast safe, error-free, and effective operational performance.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop algorithms, autonomy software modules and libraries with responsibility for the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, source code implementation, unit test, integration, and system test
  • Create perception approaches for classifying obstacle types (vehicle, truck, pedestrian etc.)
  • Design, build, test, and ship path-planning modules and functionality
  • Design, build, test, and ship navigation modules and functionality
  • Travel and perform fieldwork, depending on initial customer locations (up to 25%)

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or electrical/electronics engineering
  • C++ expertise – either professionally or via academic coursework
  • Background or familiarity with at least one of the following:
  • ROS / software for ground robotic systems
  • Sensor processing/perception
  • Planning
  • Embedded software development
  • Experience working on a team in a Linux environment and targeting embedded deployment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and people skills
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Experience with robotics software engineering, autonomous vehicle systems, computer vision, machine learning, and/or planning and controls
  • Familiarity with, and/or prior use of:
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) toolkits for implementation of engineering interfaces and tools
  • Visualization/graphics frameworks, libraries, and techniques to support engineering tools
  • FOSS libraries/frameworks such as OpenCV, the Point Cloud Library (PCL), and similar packages
  • FOSS tools supporting software engineering, such as CMake, continuous integration packages, the Google test framework and others
  • Python expertise – either professionally or via academic coursework
  • Prior use of Git for software version control
  • Experience with sockets (TCP, UDP) programming
  • Background in perception and/or motion planning

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop algorithms, autonomy software modules and libraries with responsibility for the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, source code implementation, unit test, integration, and system test
  • Create perception approaches for classifying obstacle types (vehicle, truck, pedestrian etc.)
  • Design, build, test, and ship path-planning modules and functionality
  • Design, build, test, and ship navigation modules and functionality
  • Travel and perform fieldwork, depending on initial customer locations (up to 25%)

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or electrical/electronics engineering
  • C++ expertise – either professionally or via academic coursework
  • Background or familiarity with at least one of the following:
  • ROS / software for ground robotic systems
  • Sensor processing/perception
  • Planning
  • Embedded software development
  • Experience working on a team in a Linux environment and targeting embedded deployment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and people skills
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Experience with robotics software engineering, autonomous vehicle systems, computer vision, machine learning, and/or planning and controls
  • Familiarity with, and/or prior use of:
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) toolkits for implementation of engineering interfaces and tools
  • Visualization/graphics frameworks, libraries, and techniques to support engineering tools
  • FOSS libraries/frameworks such as OpenCV, the Point Cloud Library (PCL), and similar packages
  • FOSS tools supporting software engineering, such as CMake, continuous integration packages, the Google test framework and others
  • Python expertise – either professionally or via academic coursework
  • Prior use of Git for software version control
  • Experience with sockets (TCP, UDP) programming
  • Background in perception and/or motion planning

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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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