Electronics Technician

| 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 Electronics Technician position, you'll be working as part of the hardware department to create safe and reliable autonomous vehicle systems. You’ll collaborate with the hardware engineering team to design, build and test prototype and production-quality products and test equipment.
The Electronics Technician will report to the head of Electronic Systems. This role is mission-critical for helping deliver a safety-critical system for industrial automation.
A successful Electronics Technician candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter capable of figuring out how to perform work with limited up-front guidance, such as building wire harnesses from scratch or populating a new PCB based on schematics. The ideal candidate will embrace our goal to drive zero-emission, self-driving vehicle adoption, and help us realize our potential to define, build, and lead a new, category of robotic automation for the enterprise.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work directly with the hardware engineering team to update existing and create new electronic designs
  • Read electronic schematics and work from written or verbal instructions with little or no formally released documentation
  • Assemble, bring-up, debug and rework new PCBA designs, including surface mount parts down to 0402 and fine-pitch ICs
  • Build prototype and limited-production electronic systems with minimal guidance
  • Develop and build hardware test fixtures
  • Assemble and test wiring harnesses
  • Commission electronic subsystems, including executing commands in Linux
  • Support our electronics lab operations, including specifying new tools and parts
  • Test and debug failed units, generate failure reports, and perform or oversee repairs

Required qualifications

  • Familiarity with electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, signal generators, and power supplies
  • Experience with fine-pitch soldering and PCBA rework
  • Experience building and troubleshooting electronic systems, including cabling and PCBAs
  • R&D lab experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and team skills
  • Well-developed time management skills and ability to quickly make informed decisions
  • Associate degree or equivalent experience
  • Obvious curiosity about and interest in autonomous vehicle technology
  • Unwavering focus on safety and helping to explore and implement system improvements
  • Contagious energy and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%)
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Schematic capture experience
  • Mechanical CAD experience (especially Solidworks)
  • Experience with autonomous vehicle systems, complex electronic systems, and fieldwork
  • Proficiency with Linux command line
  • Test software development background (Python preferred)

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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

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. 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.
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