Software Engineer - Systems and Infrastructure

Boston, MA

About Optimus Ride
Optimus Ride is a self-driving vehicle startup working to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. Our mission is to transform cities and pave the way for a more sustainable future through the introduction of self-driving technologies.

Optimus Ride headquarters are located in the Boston Seaport District. Our team hails from a diverse set of backgrounds, and cumulatively has decades of experience building self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles, manufacturing robots, surgical robots, autonomous drones, underwater robots, and more. We aim for a highly collaborative, hands-on, and open environment where peers learn from each other while building technologies for real-world environments.

Transportation is for everyone, and we create a better product when our team reflects our users. We constantly strive for a culture where under-indexed groups are welcome and can flourish.

The Role
Optimus Ride software engineers create the software at the heart of our vehicles and systems. Our software needs to process complex dataflows and make decisions with real world consequences. We are looking for software engineers to help build the systems and infrastructure to support our vehicles and software. You will work with peers who cumulatively have decades of experience from places like Google X, SpaceX, iRobot, Rethink Robotics, Draper Laboratories, Zipcar, and have built self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles, manufacturing robots, surgical robots, autonomous drones, and more.

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. Working at Optimus Ride you will innovate with engineers and designers who cumulatively have decades of experience in computer vision, machine learning, sensing and actuation, human-machine interface, and design. You will be creating new technologies through software development that integrates your areas of expertise to enable self-driving systems to be possible today.


    • Build infrastructure and tools for developing self-driving vehicles
    • Manage our on-premise, cloud, and engineering infrastructure
    • Create tools for build, cross-compilation, deployment and test pipelines
    • Drive security best-practices
    • Develop tools to manage, transport, and analyze large volumes of logged data


    • Highly proficient in C++ and Python
    • Experience with infrastructure and software development tools like Git, Ansible, Jenkins
    • Experience with embedded systems, software packaging, and cross-compilation toolchains
    • Deep expertise with Linux and system/server administration
    • BS, MS in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
    • Passionate about self-driving technologies
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Interest and ability to learn additional skills and technologies as required


    • Experience with: databases, mobile application development, web development, real-time systems, OpenGL / 3D graphics programming
    • Performance analysis and optimization

    • (We are open to reviewing resumes of candidates who may not have these qualities yet, but demonstrate the potential to learn them on the job.)

Benefits and Perks
At Optimus Ride, we understand that everyone has a unique situation outside of work. We strive to support our employees by offering competitive compensation and benefits, including flexible work, family leave, and paid time off policies.