Outrider
Autonomous Yard Operations
Golden, CO

Sr. Manager -- Perception

| Greater Denver Area
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 Sr. Manager, Perception position reports directly to the Director of Perception and leads the day to day development of Outrider’s perception algorithms. The ideal candidate is motivated, analytical, and a process-driven Manager who can spearhead our growing Perception team. This position requires expertise developing performant reliable algorithms, strong testing experience, attention to detail, and ability to learn in unstructured environments.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Lead perception algorithm development to ensure timely delivery of robust and performant features by ensuring thorough design, complete test coverage, efficient implementation, and well analyzed on-vehicle test results
  • Identify, recruit, manage, lead, and develop exceptional perception engineers
  • Ship complete solutions to key perceptions efforts including pose estimation, free space estimation, and recognition through individual contribution.
  • Take responsibility for the full software engineering lifecycle: requirements, design, source code implementation, unit test, integration, and system test. 
  • Develop innovative approaches to technical problems and safeguard these inventions by partnering with legal teams to protect intellectual property 
  • Assist in planning for widespread deployment of autonomous vehicle systems.
  • 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

  • Masters degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of professional software experience with C++
  • 5+ years post graduate professional experience leading applied science software development teams
  • Track record of delivering high quality software solutions on schedule
  • Passion for testing and integration
  • Experience with project management tools
  • Expertise with software version control

Ideal qualifications

  • PhD degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Publications or patents related to robotics and perception
  • Prior experience leading software development on robotic ground vehicles
  • Experience with AWS, Docker, ROS, and Cuda.

Compensation & benefits

  • Salary range of $150,000 - $200,000. For benefits, check this out!
  • While this is an accurate reflection of the position, Outrider reserves the right to require additional/different tasks to be performed as needed.

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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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 for both the primary and secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible time off.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Outrider hosts monthly company outings.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
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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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Senior Software Engineer -- Robotic Manipulation

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
2 days ago
+16
The Robotics Software Engineer will report to the Manager 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. 

Senior Software Engineer -- Mission Planning

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
2 days ago
+16
The Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Coordination will report to the Chief Software Engineer 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 a seasoned and accomplished software engineer with a track record of demonstrated high achievement who can lead software development for multi-robot orchestration from concept through testing and commercialization. The Senior Software Engineer -- Multi-Robot Coordination will develop software for tasking large vehicles to operate autonomously alone or in a group.

Software Engineer -- Simulation

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
5 days ago
+16
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

Senior System Engineer

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
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

Software Engineer -- Autonomous Vehicle Platform

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
1 week ago
+16
The Software Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle(AV) Platform and Tools reports to the Senior Manager of Software Engineering and is responsible for owning the full software development life cycle for software modules and applications, from inception through field testing. This role is a key position for enabling automated vehicle interaction to and from cloud based applications. 

Software Engineer -- Embedded Perception

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+16
The Embedded Perception Engineer will report to the Manager of Machine Learning and lead the development of on-board infrastructure for the NVIDIA Xavier compute system in C++. This position requires strong embedded linux development skills, attention to detail, and ability to learn in unstructured environments.

Software Engineer -- Robotic Systems

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
2 weeks ago
+16
The Robotics Software Engineer will report to the Manager 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.

Sr. Technical Program Manager

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+16
As a Sr. Technical Program Manager at Outrider, you will work with leaders across systems, software, hardware, product, field operations, and safety to create both long-term road maps and near-term tactical schedules. You will organize the efforts of the development teams to align with the goals of the company and regularly report on the progress of those efforts across the company. You will need to be ready to quickly reorganize priorities and shift the focus of individuals to meet the changing expectations of the company.  In the Technical Program Manager role, you need the ability to recognize inefficiencies and to create processes to address them. You need to be able to listen carefully and learn from engineers of many disciplines what their issues are and calculate how you can best serve them. Being self-directed and having a strong work ethic will be critical in this role.  This opportunity offers a talented technology executive the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.

Technical Program Manager

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+16
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

Sr. Manager -- Perception

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+16
The Sr. Manager, Perception position reports directly to the Director of Perception and leads the day to day development of Outrider’s perception algorithms. This position requires expertise developing performant reliable algorithms, strong testing experience, attention to detail, and ability to learn in unstructured environments.

Principal Engineer -- State Estimation

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+16
We are looking for someone who knows how to build state estimation solutions from the ground up to help us solve an integral pillar to deploy our system into production. The ideal candidate will know the nuances of ground vehicle state estimation and how to build that solution for Outrider’s use case. We are tackling this with a cutting edge sensor suite including LIDARs, vision, encoders, and inertial sensors. 

Senior Engineer -- Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Outrider
Greater Denver Area
3 weeks ago
+16
We’re searching for a senior computer vision and machine learning engineer with at least 5 years experience developing algorithms and training models for object detection, tracking, segmentation, pose estimation, and classification of obstacle types (vehicle, truck, pedestrian, etc.) using multi-modal sensor data. 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.