Software Engineer -- Autonomous Vehicle Platform and Tools

| 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
You'll be building essential software tools and infrastructure to support the acquisition, processing, visualization, and analysis of data from the Outrider System, a logistics automation offering with an autonomous truck at its center. This position requires exceptional C++ and Python software engineering skills – you will be responsible for helping build and support autonomous vehicle systems that redefine large enterprise supply chains and boast safe, error-free, and effective operational performance.
The Software Engineer -- Autonomous Vehicle Platform and Tools will report to the head of software and platform integration and provide engineering support for the software enabling vehicle autonomy through all phases of Outrider's development and deployment programs. Ease with application development tools like Qt, a background in robotics (or, generally, system-of-systems products), and the capability to drive the full software development lifecycle with minimal guidance are all key to success in the role.
 
This position plays an essential role in helping deliver a safety-critical system for industrial automation -- it 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

  • Develop a variety of productivity-enhancing data applications for the software engineering team. Examples include tools for mapping and dynamic data extraction, combination, analysis, and visualization related to autonomous vehicle software design, development, and testing
  • Create tools for displaying graphical representations of data and allowing interaction to examine and query large datasets
  • Design rviz implementations of autonomous vehicle remote assistance tools
  • Travel and perform fieldwork, depending on initial customer locations (up to 25%)

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or electrical/electronics engineering
  • C++ and Python expertise – either professionally or via academic coursework
  • In-depth knowledge of graphical user interface (GUI) toolkits for implementation of engineering dashboards and tools
  • Facility with visualization/graphics frameworks, libraries, and techniques to support engineering tools
  • Prior use of FOSS tools supporting software engineering, such as CMake, continuous integration packages, the Google test framework and others
  • Proficiency with Qt, OpenGL and/or other visualization and graphic tools/packages
  • Experience working on a team in a Linux environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and people skills
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Experience with robotics software, autonomous vehicle systems, machine learning, and/or data science
  • Background or familiarity with ROS (software for robotic systems)
  • Prior use of Git for software version control
  • Experience with sockets (TCP, UDP) programming

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
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Location

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

Culture
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
401(K)
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
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
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