Senior Systems Engineer at Outrider

| Greater Denver Area
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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
As a systems engineer at Outrider, you will report to the lead systems engineer. Your primary duties will include developing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) specifications for an autonomous trucking system targeting private-property applications at large logistics hubs. Your secondary duties will include facilitating the work of the functional safety engineering, field engineering, and system integration & test teams.
This position requires a very capable professional in systems engineering with an interdisciplinary engineering familiarity of vehicle engineering, robotics, computer science, and electrical hardware engineering. Exceptional problem-solving, project management, and strong interpersonal skills are a must. The successful candidate will lead the development of and be responsible for a significant portion of the systems engineering specification development for the Outrider System.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop specifications (documentation + requirements) for complex systems, electrical hardware and software
  • Develop functional behavior models for complex systems, electrical hardware and software
  • Elicit requirements with groups of stakeholders
  • Support architecture development of hardware and software systems
  • Contribute to functional safety engineering efforts
  • Assist in vehicle integration & testing, product deployment, and system maintenance tasks
  • Ensure that all engineering teams are “on the same page” and working in unison to meet company goals
  • Contribute generally to the growth and success of the company and the building of a vibrant culture focused on the responsible deployment of zero-emission autonomous vehicle technology

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
  • 3-4 years related experience with requirements gathering, requirements management, and systems engineering documentation development
  • Familiarity with Atlassian project management tools (Confluence, JIRA, Bitbucket)
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and visualization in Python
  • Passion for systems engineering in the domain of complex systems, vehicle engineering and robotics
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate engineering processes in areas outside of your primary expertise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Experience in working with MBSE tools (CORE, Genesys, etc.)
  • Familiarity with UML/SysML and associated modeling tools (Enterprise Architect, Modelio, etc.)
  • Understanding of vehicle network architectures and vehicle relevant network communication protocols
  • Familiarity with systems engineering supporting safety critical hardware and software development
  • Proficiency in Python and C++
  • Experience with ROS-based software development for robotic systems
  • Experience in working in a Linux environment and targeting embedded deployment
  • Experience with JIRAtest case management 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
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
Stocked Kitchen
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