Robotics Software Engineer - Manipulation

| 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

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 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. 

Duties and responsibilities

    • Design, build, test, and ship software functionality for perception-driven robotic manipulation
    • Develop algorithms, robotic software modules and libraries with responsibility for the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, source code implementation, unit test, integration, and system test
    • Support product deployment, system maintenance, and software-based as well as real-world simulations of commercial functionality
    • Undertake business travel as necessary to support product development and customer deployments

Required qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical/electronics engineering, and/or mechanical engineering
    • C++ development experience – either professionally or via academic coursework
    • Experience with ROS-based software development for robotic systems
    • Demonstrated proficiency with robotic perception, manipulation systems, and/or manipulation motion planning
    • Working in a Linux environment and targeting embedded deployment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Exceptional analytical skills
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team
    • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

    • Advanced degree (Master's/Ph.D.) in computer science, computer engineering, electrical/electronics engineering, and/or mechanical engineering
    • Experience with robotics software engineering, autonomous vehicle systems, robotic perception, computer vision, and/or planning and controls
    • Integration of libraries/frameworks such as, MoveIt, OpenCV, the Point Cloud Library (PCL), and/or similar packages
    • Usage of software engineering support tools, such as CMake, continuous integration packages, the Google test framework and others
    • Python experience – either professionally or via academic coursework
    • Experience executing sensor selection, processing, and/or analysis to feed perception pipelines for robotic manipulation
    • Prior use of Git for software version control
    • Experience with sockets programming (TCP, UDP) 
    • Implementation of Graphical User Interface (GUI) toolkits to generate engineering interfaces, dashboards, and tools
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16163 W 45th Drive, Golden, CO 80403

What are Outrider Perks + Benefits

Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
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Life Insurance
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Company Equity
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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
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