Software Engineer - Backend Developer

Boston, MA
Engineering - Product Development
About Optimus Ride
Optimus Ride is a self-driving technology company working to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. We aim to transform cities and lead the way for a more sustainable future through the introduction of self-driving technologies.

Optimus Ride is based 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, 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.

The Role
Optimus Ride software engineers create the software at the heart of our vehicles and systems. We are looking for backend developers who can help us implement the backend systems that power our systems and vehicles.

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.


    • Build software for a fleet of self-driving vehicles
    • Develop, deploy, and maintain backend services and database systems
    • Test, debug, and maintain reliable and efficient, production quality code
    • Participate in our team’s software development processes, including documentation, automated testing, and source control practices


    • BS in computer science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
    • Excellent software development skills in languages like Java, Python, and C++
    • Experience creating and maintaining production backend systems
    • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English
    • Interest and ability to learn additional skills and technologies as required


    • Experience implementing data storage and processing systems
    • Experience with software build, release, and deployment toolchains
    • Experience with Linux systems and network programming
    • Experience with HDFS and the Hadoop ecosystem

    • (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 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.