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Autonomous Vehicle Technology Systems for Localized Environment

About Optimus Ride
Optimus Ride is an autonomous mobility service provider on a mission to drive the future of transportation. We develop and own the full AV tech stack and user experience–algorithms, software, hardware, and system integration–for autonomous, electric rides for communities near and far. We’re focused on driving innovation and delivering convenient, turnkey transportation services for master planned communities, corporate and academic campuses, and mixed use developments. We’re driven to create safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation solutions for all.

Optimus Ride is headquartered in the Boston Seaport District, not far from our old stomping ground at MIT. From the boardroom to the test track, our teammates (affectionately referred to as Optimists) bring deep industry and subject matter expertise, a collaborative and focused work ethic, and an optimistic outlook on the future of autonomous, sustainable, community-serving transportation.

The Role
At Optimus Ride, software engineers create the software at the heart of our vehicles and systems. Software engineering managers not only have the ability to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the code, but also manage and lead a team of engineers to build software for self-driving vehicles. You will manage your team’s project goals, contribute to overall strategy, and help develop your team. The software your team builds will enable cars to drive themselves and provide people with new forms of mobility.

Our team is focused on a rapid path to market in order to maximize the benefits of self-driving technologies for all. To do this, we need our engineers to be versatile, have leadership qualities, and be enthusiastic about tackling problems across the full range of our systems. Your peers will cumulatively have decades of experience from places like Google X, SpaceX, iRobot, Rethink Robotics, and Draper Laboratories, and have built self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles, manufacturing robots, surgical robots, autonomous drones, and more. You will be creating new technologies through software development that integrates your areas of expertise to enable self-driving systems to be possible today.
Responsibilities
Build software for self-driving cars by leading and managing a team of software engineers
Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects
Provide the team with technical leadership and contribute technically to projects
Work closely with and enable other teams
Collaborate with product team, other engineering leaders, and key stakeholders to lead the team to execute on goals
Requirements
BS, MS or PhD in robotics or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
Significant experience with motion planning and control theory as applied to autonomous robots
The passion and ability to tackle both hardware and software challenges in making robots work in real life
Deep knowledge of heuristic search or sampling based motion planners, such as A* and RRT, particularly given nonholonomic and differential constraints
Deep knowledge in the modeling and control of nonlinear dynamic systems
Significant experience working in a production environment and writing quality code, preferably in C++
Excellent knowledge of version control tools such as Git/Mercurial/SVN, and extensive experience with software engineering processes such as code reviews and continuous integration
Significant hands-on technical leadership experience: defining the team’s vision, leading technical development, providing guidance and advice, promoting collaboration, as well as providing mentorship and career development for junior engineers
Strong understanding of software engineering principles and processes along with the ability to apply this knowledge to execute projects and optimize development strategies
Significant experience with project and program management using tools such as JIRA, with a proven track record of delivering complex technical projects
Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English
Optimus Ride provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Benefits and Working Environment
At Optimus Ride, we strive to support our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a world class working environment that is centered around the team. We nurture creativity and provide expansive opportunities for growth and development.

To apply for this job email your details to ebarden@optimusride.com