Boston, MA

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 the fastest 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 at the top of their fields 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.

Centrally located in the Boston Seaport District, you will also work in a highly collaborative, hands-on, and open environment. This role will challenge the boundaries of your creativity and problem-solving ability, but it will be amply rewarding as the technologies you build will be deployed in real-world environments. If you want to tackle ‘super wicked’ problems and make tangible impact, then apply to join our team


    • 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