Tester - Weymouth, MA

Optimus Ride, Weymouth, MA


About Optimus Ride
Optimus Ride is a self-driving vehicle startup working to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. Our mission is to transform cities and pave the way for a more sustainable future through the introduction of self-driving technologies.

Optimus Ride headquarters are located 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, underwater robots, 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.

Transportation is for everyone, and we create a better product when our team reflects our users. We constantly strive for a culture where under-indexed groups are welcome and can flourish.

This is a part-time contractor role


  • Monitoring all systems in the vehicle during testing on public and private roads
  • Conducting tests with self-driving vehicles in pilot locations with mentorship from the engineering team
  • Safely operating vehicle and following testing plan provided by test engineers
  • Providing detailed feedback to the engineering team on test results and vehicle performance


  • Comfort with computers and running/operating software from a laptop in a moving vehicle
  • Must be at least 21 years old with an active and valid driver’s license for at least one year
  • Good safety record on driver’s license
  • You are ineligible if you have the following: a DUI or other drug-related violation in the last seven years, a major moving violation (e.g., reckless driving, driving with suspended license), more than three moving violations in the past three years (e.g., accidents, traffic light violations), and any driving-related convictions in the last seven years (e.g., hit-and-run, felonies involving a vehicle)
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to travel to pilot location
  • Ability to test vehicles for extended hours


  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Proficient in communicating with test engineers and managers
  • Previous professional driving experience (e.g. driving for rental agency, limousines, chauffeur, etc.)
  • Previous Operations experience
  • Bachelor of Science in a technical field
Optimus Ride provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

About Optimus Ride

Optimus Ride Inc. is an MIT spinoff company based in Boston, MA that develops technologies to enable efficient, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. We are designing a fully autonomous (level 4) system for electric vehicle fleets. We combine over 30 years of interdisciplinary university research in self‑driving technologies (DARPA Urban Challenge), electric vehicles (CityCar), and Mobility-on-Demand Systems. The team includes a decade of industrial and entrepreneurial experience that combines manufacturing robots, urban design, and shared vehicle fleet management.

Optimus Ride

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