Outrider
Autonomous Yard Operations
Golden, CO

Senior Software Engineer - Mission Planning

| Greater Denver Area
The company
Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety and increase efficiency. 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, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. For more information, visit www.outrider.ai

The team
The mission planning team is responsible for designing and implementing a system that will plan, schedule, and adapt the movements of multiple robots solving customer needs in an optimal way. The environment is not exclusive to autonomous vehicles and is working 24/7/365.

The role
We are searching for an accomplished software engineer to lead our effort improving the kinematic awareness during mission planning generating optimal trajectories for movement. You are also expected to contribute to all other aspects of mission planning such as resolving conflicts and continuously improving task assignment based on feedback from each robot.

You are also expected to contribute to improving the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, implementation, test, integration, and ongoing release management.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Improve Outrider's approach to mission planning using trajectory generation, kinematic awareness during planning and resolving conflicts as they happen.
  • Lead the work on kinematic aware mission planning, trajectory generation and real time conflict resolution.
  • Influence the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, implementation, test, integration, and ongoing release management

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, robotics, and/or electrical/electronics/mechanical engineering
  • 3+ years of direct experience in multi-agent systems and autonomous, multi-robot coordination/communication
  • Rich experience with multi-agent-based dynamic task allocation, and/or path planning
  • 5+ years of in-depth experience with object-oriented design and C++
  • Strong algorithm development/ optimization/ implementation/ performance tuning skills
  • Expertise with software for ground robotic systemsExcellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skillsDemonstrated strong technical leadership and people skills

Ideal qualifications

  • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS) or other robotics messaging platform
  • Experience with semantic mapping formats for robotic or autonomous driving navigation
  • Experience with continuous space trajectory generation for autonomous driving applications
  • Experience with cloud or IOT frameworks for robotics applications
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary range of $180,000 - $220,000. For benefits, check this out!

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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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Senior System Safety Engineer

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The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for developing detailed vehicle deployment plans, managing the successful deployment of our vehicle system at customer sites and working with Fortune-500 customers to ensure safe and error-free vehicle system rollouts. 

Analyst, Support Engineering

Outrider
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2 weeks ago
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Sr. Accountant

Outrider
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2 weeks ago
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Outrider’s growing finance team is looking for a passionate Accounting professional who wants to do exceptional work in a rapidly changing and engaging environment. You will report to the Corporate Controller and will work on accounting tasks that vary between Operational and Financial Accounting with additional startup responsibilities that will offer opportunity to grow.

Back-End Developer

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
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The company Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety and increase efficiency. 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

Principal State Estimation Engineer

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
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We are looking for someone who knows how to build state estimation solutions from the ground up to help us solve an integral pillar to deploy our system into production. The ideal candidate will know the nuances of ground vehicle state estimation and how to build that solution for Outrider’s use case. We are tackling this with a cutting edge sensor suite including LIDARs, vision, encoders, and inertial sensors. 

Senior Software Engineer - Mission Planning

Outrider
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3 weeks ago
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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
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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. 

Senior Software Engineer - Motion Planning

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Electrical Engineer

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3 weeks ago
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