Senior Software Engineer -- Traffic Scheduling and Planning

| 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 Senior Software Engineer -- Traffic Scheduling and Planning 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.


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 mission planning module that schedules, prioritizes, and manages tasks for a fleet of autonomous mobile robots. The Senior Software Engineer -- Traffic Scheduling and Planning will develop software for tasking large vehicles to operate autonomously alone or in a large group.


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 scheduling, mission planning & decision-making software for a multi-agent, autonomous, mobile robotic system
    • Take responsibility for 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.

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
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