Senior Engineer, Platform Integration (Hardware)

Golden, Colorado /
Engineering – Hardware Platform /
/ On-site
The company
Outrider is a software company that is automating distribution yards with electric, self-driving trucks. Our system eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive while it improves safety and efficiency. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation. We are a private company founded in 2018 and backed by NEA, 8VC, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. Our customers are Fortune 200 companies and our autonomous trucks are already running in distribution yards. For more information, visit

The role
The Platform Integration Engineer will report to the Manager of Platform Integration - Development and Sustainment and will be responsible for integration of hardware and software components onto the 2nd generation Outrider vehicle. This role will execute a variety of software- and system-level tests on the entire Outrider system or its subsystems, which include: electric vehicle (EV) platform, AV sensors and compute, robotic manipulation, and site infrastructure as needed to diagnose and correct issues. 

This position plays an essential role in helping deliver a safety-critical system for logistics automation. The opportunity offers a very talented, self-starting engineer the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.

The ideal candidate will embrace our goal to drive zero-emission, self-driving vehicle adoption, and help us realize our potential to define, build, and lead a new category of robotic automation for the enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify and select autonomy kit hardware components, including compute platforms and sensors.
    • Conduct methodical, thorough integration testing of selected autonomy kit hardware at the component, sub-system, and system levels to evaluate functional and safety requirement coverage.
    • Collaborate with other departments to mitigate and eliminate design, quality, or assembly issues.
    • Diagnose and triage issues with system hardware, assembly, configuration, and performance. 
    • Work cross-functionally to understand and prioritize needs of other teams and help drive toward a product that meets all customer, business, and technical expectations.
    • Advise engineering teams on how to approach and implement strong, testable integration requirements and architectural designs based on learnings from testing.
    • Develop and document the procedures and best practices that improve assembly efficiency and product reliability.
    • Travel as needed to perform field work, training, or customer support (up to 20%)

Required Qualifications

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical, curious mindset
    • 5+ years of experience with integrated software/hardware systems such as robotics, autonomous vehicles, or other automotive/aerospace products
    • BS or MS in Engineering or Computer Science or a similar discipline
    • Experience with sensors such as lidars, radars, cameras, IMUs, GPS
    • Proven capability in problem-solving complex systems, software, or robotics
    • Ability to use/interact with Linux and command-line interface
    • Strong troubleshooting background and comfort with analytical tools (multimeters, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, etc)
    • Proficient with the hardware layers of communication protocols (TCP, UDP, CAN, I2C, SPI)Sterling references

Ideal Qualifications

    • Experience with reading, debugging, and troubleshooting code in C++ and Python
    • Experience in ROS
    • Experience with Git
    • Experience with, JIRA and Confluence
    • Experience troubleshooting with software tools such as Wireshark, tcpdump, hexdump, gdb

Compensation and Benefits

    • Salary range: $120,000 - 150,000
    • For benefits, check this out!
At Outrider, we believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, experiences, and knowledge with the expectation that we thrive in an inclusive environment. Outrider is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any others that are protected by law.

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