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.
We are seeking a talented and ambitious deployment operations manager to help train our growing team of safety drivers and software operators. You will learn all about our autonomous vehicle software and technology to train each class of drivers and operators to safely operate our fleet and provide a world-class autonomous vehicle service to our customers. You will also be expected to operate and test the vehicles as well in order to stay updated with the latest state of the system.
Thoroughly understand how our self-driving technology works
Being able to adapt to ongoing innovation and technology improvements
Train each class of safety drivers and software operators to be able to operate our vehicles efficiently
Provide feedback to our engineering team to help improve our technology
Make operational improvement suggestions to deployment operations team to improve training program
Monitoring all systems in the vehicle during testing on public and private roads
Conducting driving 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
Willingness to always be learning and motivated to innovate
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Proven experience with computers and running/operating software
Prior teaching experience
Bachelor’s degree in any field
Must be at least 21 years old with an active and valid driver’s license for at least three years
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 year (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
Extensive travel to pilot locations
Ability to test vehicles for extended hours
Prior experience operating self-driving vehicles
Prior experience with learning new software
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.