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 engineers who bring fresh perspective from many different areas, including machine learning, perception, robotics, networking and data storage, real-time systems, UI and mobile. 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 software for a self-driving vehicle
    • Develop and maintain software and systems, both on- and off-vehicle
    • Test, debug, and maintain reliable, safe, and production quality code
    • Participate in our team’s software development processes, including documentation, automated testing, and source control practices


    • BS/MS/PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
    • Excellent software development skills using C++
    • Solid fundamentals in linear algebra and numerical methods
    • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English
    • Interest and ability to learn additional skills and technologies as required


    • Significant experience writing production quality code
    • Experience with robotics and AI applications

    • Domain expertise with one or more of the following:
    • 3D computer vision (SLAM, visual odometry)
    • Estimation and control
    • Real time and embedded systems programming
    • Machine learning and robot perception
    • Simulation tools
    • GPS and inertial systems
    • Computer graphics and GPU programming
    • Networking and data storage
    • Large scale data processing and analysis