Electrical Engineer

Optimus Ride, Boston, 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.

The Role
As an electrical engineer, you will design, integrate, and validate electrical and electronic systems for our automated vehicle platform and fleet. You will be a part of developing the future of mobility.


  • Design, prototype, test, and document electrical and electronic systems
  • Develop and execute plans for engineering projects on short timescales
  • Cross-functional collaboration with systems, mechanical, and software integration engineering teams
  • Participate in development processes, including requirements reviews, design reviews, documentation, testing, and revision control practices
  • Root causing issues, proposing solutions and resolving issues in prototype vehicles


  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Relevant experience in electrical engineering or systems engineering
  • Experience integrating embedded systems


  • Experience with Functional Safety (ISO26262/IEC 61508)
  • Experience with vehicle communication networks, ie CAN
  • PCB and power electronics design experience
  • Experience with quality processes, ideally AIAG APQP including FMEA's

  • (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.)
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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