Senior Software Engineer -- Sensor Suite Design

| 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 a talented, autonomous vehicle software engineer who understands sensing modalities of all types and can lead the requirements development, evaluation, and implementation of a multi-modal sensor suite for a driverless trucking system.


The Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Engineer will report to the Vice President of Software Engineering.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Support the development of a multimodal (camera, LIDAR, RADAR, ultrasonic, infrared) sensor suite
    • Determine requirements for the autonomous vehicle system's sensing capabilities broadly and individual sensors specifically
    • Conduct trade studies of sensors, suppliers, and sensor categories
    • Work with supply chain operations to map out the supplier landscape of available sensors and sensing solutions
    • Select sensors for evaluation and conduct evaluations
    • Consider the efficacy of each modality/type and model of sensor data in supporting perception and operational needs
    • Travel and perform fieldwork, depending on initial customer locations (up to 25%)

Required qualifications

    • BS
    • 2+ years' relevant industry experience
    • Ability to read/write/debug C++
    • A clear understanding of how sensor data will be used to advance the system's sensing capabilities
    • Ability to write sensor drivers
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Exceptional analytical skills
    • Demonstrated strong leadership and people skills
    • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

    • MS
    • Ability to write sensor drivers
    • Familiarity with as many of the following as possible: stereo vision, LIDAR, RADAR, ultrasonic and thermal sensing technology
    • Ability to read/write/debug Python
    • Prior use of Git for software version control
    • FOSS libraries/frameworks such as OpenCV, the Point Cloud Library (PCL), and similar packages
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Our company is just steps away from hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and the New Terrain Brewery.

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. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
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