Outrider
Autonomous Yard Operations
Golden, CO

Head of Autonomy at Outrider

| Greater Denver Area
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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

We’re searching for a talented, pedigreed software engineer who has developed and implemented all aspects of autonomy software and hardware for safety-critical, ground robotics applications.

 

In this role, you'll be the engineering lead for a category-defining ground vehicle system aimed at automating tractor-trailer movement at large logistics hubs. Your team and job scope will include all aspects of planning, perception, navigation, and infrastructure, and incorporate both cutting-edge techniques as well as proven, off-the-shelf technologies to support all autonomous trucking functions....and create unprecedented value and functionality for the modern supply chain.

 

The Head of Autonomy will report to the Vice President of Software Engineering. This role is mission-critical for helping deliver a safety-critical system for industrial automation. The opportunity offers a technical, hands-on team leader the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.

 

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

    • Lead and build the autonomy engineering team -- expect to spend 60-70% of your time performing hands-on development, with the remaining 30-40% managing schedule, removing obstacles, designing/coaching the team to hit aggressive milestones, and working with Outrider recruiting to add world-class engineers to the organization
    • Design, implement, test, and support all aspects of ground vehicle autonomy, including planning, perception, navigation, and infrastructure subsystems
    • Qualify all subsystems using objective measures
    • Understand and keep up-to-date with state of the art
    • Identify opportunities for increasing performance and reliability while reducing cost

Required qualifications

    • Background in developing the autonomy (sensing & decision-making) functions of a commercially-deployed, autonomous ground vehicle
    • Referencable ability to build and lead a high-performing engineering team
    • Masters or PhD, or Bachelors degree with commensurate experience in a related field
    • Ability to read/write/debug C++
    • Familiarity with Linux development and target environments
    • Prior experience developing and supporting all aspects of autonomy for a production ground-vehicle system, or an advanced research prototype (end-to-end, full lifecycle development preferred)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ideal qualifications

    • Background in safety-critical software/system development (preferably a ground robotics functional safety standard such as ISO 26262 or IEC 61508)
    • Background using Atlassian tools for development (JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket)
    • Ability to read/write/debug Python
    • Prior use of Git for software version control
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Our company is just steps away from hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and the New Terrain Brewery.

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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 for both the primary and secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible time off.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
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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

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Software System Test Engineer

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
4 hours ago
+16
The System Test and Automation Engineer will report to the System Validation and Test Manager and will be responsible for comprehensive verification and validation; use-case and regression test procedure creation and execution; and bug identification, logging and resolution. 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 be up for a challenge to build foundational test frameworks and automation from the ground up, own and lead projects, greatly impact a rapidly growing test team, and test and validate autonomous vehicle systems that redefine large enterprise supply chains.

Software Engineering Manager -- Multi-Robot Autonomy

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
3 days ago
+16
We’re searching for an accomplished software engineering manager with a track record of demonstrated high achievement who can lead a team of expert level engineers from concept through testing and commercialization for a robotic mission planning module that schedules, prioritizes, and manages tasks for a fleet of autonomous mobile robots. The Software Engineering Manager -- Multi-Robot Autonomy will help this team as they take on the charter of tasking large vehicles to operate autonomously alone or in a large group.

Test Operations Technician

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
6 days ago
+16
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.

Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Autonomy

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
The Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Coordination will report to the Chief Software Engineer and be responsible for developing the command-and-control subsystem for mission-level planning to orchestrate and optimize single- and multi-vehicle autonomous traffic. We’re searching for a seasoned and accomplished software engineer with a track record of demonstrated high achievement who can lead software development for multi-robot orchestration from concept through testing and commercialization. The Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Coordination will develop software for tasking large vehicles to operate autonomously alone or in a group.

Senior Robotics Software Engineer - Manipulation

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
The Robotics Software Engineer will report to the Manager of Robotic Systems and support the development of proprietary software and hardware products that automate manual tasks performed in busy freight shipping environments utilizing robotic manipulation and associated technologies. This is a mission critical team working in a dynamic environment building a robotics system from the ground up for rapid commercial deployment. This individual will be responsible for a large portion of our system and will have a high degree of autonomy in their work. This position requires exceptional algorithm creation, software development, and engineering skills related to perception-driven robotic manipulation. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for software development that redefines large enterprise supply chains through demonstrated safe, error-free, and effective operational performance. 

Software Engineering Lead - AV Motion Planning

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
You'll be the engineering lead for a category-defining motion planning capability that incorporates physics/kinematics, path planning, and trajectory optimization for an autonomous tractor-trailer combination capable of forward and reverse movement, including articulated backing, hitching/unhitching, and docking/undocking at warehouse loading docks. This subsystem will enable unprecedented functionality using durable, tried-and-true, classical motion planning techniques.

Principal Software System Test Engineer

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
The Senior Autonomous Vehicle Software Test Engineer will report to the Director of Systems Integration, Validation, and Test Engineering and be responsible for comprehensive verification and validation; test procedure creation and execution; strategy and tool development; and bug identification, logging, and resolution. 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.

Perception Engineer -- Localization, Mapping, and Calibration

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
This position will be leading our efforts around localization, mapping, and calibration as we work to build novel solutions to some of the hardest challenges around finely tuned autonomous systems. The Perception Engineer will report to the Principal Computer Vision Engineer and develop perception software capabilities through all phases of Outrider's pilot and deployment programs. This position plays an essential role in helping deliver a reliable, profitable, performant, safety-critical system -- it offers a very talented software engineer the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.

Electrical Engineer

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
Design, analyze and test complex electronic systems that enable advanced autonomous vehicles. Develop production-ready electronic subassemblies (PCBs, wire harnesses, electronic enclosures, etc.) that can be manufactured at scale. Collaborate with systems, software, and test teams to refine electronic architectures. Develop, improve and sustain electronic testing fixtures and processes. Evaluate new electronic components and their impact on system safety and performance. Support field testing and debugging, both locally and at remote customer sites. Debug wire harnesses, electronic assemblies, PCBs, and installed systems.

Electronics Technician

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+16
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.

Senior Computer Vision and Machine Learning Engineer

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+16
The senior CV/ML Engineer will report to the Principal Computer Vision Engineer and develop perception software capabilities through all phases of Outrider's pilot and deployment programs. This position plays an essential role in helping deliver a reliable, profitable, performant, safety-critical system -- it offers a very talented software engineer the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.