Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Autonomy

| 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
We’re searching for an accomplished software engineer with a track record of demonstrated high achievement who can lead software development 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 Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Autonomy will develop software for tasking large vehicles to operate autonomously alone or in a large group.
You'll be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing a multi-robot planning, tasking, and management system for an outdoor, industrial application operating 24/7/365.
The Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Autonomy will report to the VP Software Engineering and be responsible for developing the command-and-control subsystem for mission-level planning to orchestrate and optimize single- and multi-vehicle autonomous traffic.
This position requires strong software development and system architect/engineering skills – the successful candidate will be responsible for software subsystem design and engineering for autonomous vehicle systems that redefine large enterprise supply chains and boast safe, error-free, and effective operational performance.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop from scratch the tasking, scheduling, prioritization, and mission planning software for a multi-agent, autonomous, mobile robot system
  • Lead the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, implementation, test, integration, and ongoing release management
  • Create dynamic task allocation algorithms and modules to automate asset deployment and task completion
  • Commit to addressing customer issues in the office and in the field, as needed 

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, robotics, and/or electrical/electronics engineering
  • 3-5 years’ background in multi-agent systems and autonomous, multi-robot coordination/communication
  • Rich experience with advanced control design, multi-agent-based dynamic task allocation, and 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 systems
  • Experience using version control tools (Git, specifically) and Linux toolchain
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and people skills
  • Sterling references on and off-list

Ideal qualifications

  • Master’s or doctorate degree in computer science, robotics, transportation, electrical/electronics engineering, or computer engineering
  • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Background designing, building, and testing safety-critical systems and products

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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
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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.
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Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
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