Autonomous Yard Operations
Golden, CO

Software Engineer, Robotic Manipulation at Outrider (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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The company
Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety and increase efficiency. 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, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. For more information, visit www.outrider.ai

The Role
The Robotics Software Engineer will report to the Director of Robotic Systems and support the development of proprietary software and hardware products that automate manual tasks performed in busy freight shipping environments utilizing robotic manipulation and associated technologies. This is a mission critical team working in a dynamic environment building a robotics system from the ground up for rapid commercial deployment. This individual will be responsible for a large portion of our system and will have a high degree of autonomy in their work.

This position requires exceptional algorithm creation, software development, and engineering skills related to perception-driven robotic manipulation. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for software development that redefines large enterprise supply chains through demonstrated safe, error-free, and effective operational performance.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Design, build, test, and deploy software functionality for perception-driven robotic manipulation
  • Develop algorithms, robotic software modules and libraries with responsibility for the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, source code implementation, unit test, integration, and system test
  • Support product deployment, system maintenance, and software-based as well as real-world simulations of commercial functionality
  • Undertake business travel as necessary to support product development and customer deployments
  • While this is an accurate reflection of the position, Outrider reserves the right to require additional/different tasks to be performed as needed

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical/electronics engineering, and/or mechanical engineering
  • 1 - 3 years of C++ development (post graduate degree) professional experience or significant project based experience
  • Experience with ROS-based software development for robotic systems
  • Python experience – either professionally or via academic coursework
  • Demonstrated proficiency with robotic perception, manipulation systems (Robot arms), and/or manipulation motion planning
  • Working in a Linux environment and targeting embedded deployment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team
  • Sterling references

Ideal qualifications

  • Advanced degree (Master's) in computer science, computer engineering, electrical/electronics engineering, and/or mechanical engineering
  • Experience with robotics software engineering, autonomous vehicle systems, robotic perception, computer vision, and/or planning and controls
  • Integration of libraries/frameworks such as, MoveIt, OpenCV, the Point Cloud Library (PCL), and/or similar packages
  • Usage of software engineering support tools, such as CMake, continuous integration packages, the Google test framework and others
  • Experience executing sensor selection, processing, and/or analysis to feed perception pipelines for robotic manipulation
  • Prior use of Git for software version control
  • Experience with sockets programming (TCP, UDP) Implementation of Graphical User Interface (GUI) toolkits to generate engineering interfaces, dashboards, and tools

Compensation & benefits

  • Salary range of $110,000 - $120,000. For benefits, check this out!

At Outrider, we believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, experiences, and knowledge with the expectation that we thrive in an inclusive environment. Outrider is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any others that are protected by law.

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Where we are

Our company is just steps away from hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and the New Terrain Brewery.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

What are Outrider Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our Recruiting Team is aligned with our Hiring Managers to put D&I at top of mind to build the best product through the diversity of thought.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
HSA up to $2000 annually
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks for both the primary and secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
We embrace a hybrid work culture but promote being in-office. You drive your schedule and know when you need to be in-office and when not. Plan ahead and enjoy the opportunity to stay home and work.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible time off.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
Game Room
Ping Ping table, Mountain Bikes for the trails behind the Golden office, In-Office Gym
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within

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

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