Software Engineer - Frontend UI 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 full stack developers who can help us implement the frontend and backend systems that power our systems and user interfaces. 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 software for self-driving vehicles
    • Develop user interfaces and frontend 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


    • Excellent Javascript skills
    • Experience building frontend systems using modern technology stacks (e.g., React/Redux, Angular)
    • Experience with CSS3, HTML5
    • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English
    • Interest and ability to learn additional skills and technologies as required
    • Strong interest in self-driving cars


    • Experience with Android and iOS development
    • Experience with software build, release, and deployment

    • (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.