Senior Robotics Software Engineer

| 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 technologies. This will be a generalist on the team covering a wide range of areas across the stack and helping drive key value on our tight-knit robotics team. You will have a high degree of autonomy and exposure to building a commercially viable robotics system from the ground up.
This position requires exceptional algorithm creation, software development, and engineering skills. We are excited about candidates with experience in robot mobility, planning, perception, sensing, control, and/or integration. 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 robotics software
  • 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 and system maintenance
  • 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
  • 3-5+ years of professional C++ development experience
  • Experience with HW and SW integrated system development
  • Familiarity or experience with robotic perception, manipulation systems, and/or manipulation motion planning
  • Experience with ROS-based software development for robotic systems
  • Work in a Linux environment and target 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 robot manipulation, 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 (TCP, UDP) and serial (USB, 485, 232) interfacing 
  • Implementation of Graphical User Interface (GUI) toolkits to generate engineering interfaces, dashboards, and tools

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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
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Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
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