Sensor Integration Engineer -- Autonomous Vehicles

| 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

Love the challenge of putting together complex systems and seeing them work? We’re searching for a standout software and integration engineer who loves robot sensing challenges and wants to tie together a multi-modal sensor suite for a driverless trucking system.


Ideally, you'd have at least a good intro background integrating sensors and data flows for an autonomous ground vehicle through the full development lifecycle. Experience working on this type of effort for a commercial-scale robotics product would be a major plus.


The Sensor Integration Engineer -- Autonomous Vehicles will report to the head of computer vision and machine learning. This position plays an essential role in helping deliver a reliable, performant system for industrial automation and offers a very talented software engineer the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.


The ideal candidate will embrace our goal to drive zero-emission, self-driving vehicle adoption, and help us realize our potential to define, build, and lead a new, category of robotic automation for the enterprise.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Work with one or more sensors including LIDAR, camera, RADAR, and ultrasonics
    • Drive the full software development lifecycle of one or more sensors and integrate them onto an autonomous vehicle / robotic system
    • Evaluate and verify sensor capabilities
    • Develop and integrate hardware and/or software-level synchronization system
    • Integrate and adapt vendor-provided drivers into codebase
    • Debug hardware and software issues; work with sensor vendors to determine root causes and perform analyses
    • Stay informed about new sensor drivers and lead the evaluation and updating process
    • Assist and make suggestions about sensor placement to support reliable performance
    • Stay up-to-date on multimodal autonomy sensors and provide recommendations for adoption
    • Develop and execute intrinsic and extrinsic sensor calibration procedures

Required qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related field
    • Professional experience with either cameras, LIDAR, RADAR, or ultrasonic sensors
    • At least two years of professional C++ experience
    • Ability to test, and integrate sensor drivers on linux
    • Expertise with some of the following: GMSL/FPDLink, BroadR-Reach, CAN, UDP/TCP
    • Experience with autonomy sensors at a low level
    • Understanding of Git or another version control system
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Exceptional analytical skills
    • Demonstrated strong leadership and people skills
    • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

    • Demonstrable skill writing and debugging Python
    • RTOS experience
    • Familiarity with ROS
    • Experience with the NVIDIA Drive platform
    • Background in developing safety-critical systems
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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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