Visual Designer

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
Optimus Ride designers help shape and communicate the vision for self-driving vehicle futures. We are looking for a designer who can help us produce compelling, high quality media for use across our various teams, for both internal and public facing uses. On the design side, you will work with peers who have worked with leading media, design, and architecture firms. Through your cross-team collaboration you will also interact with engineers who cumulatively have decades of experience from companies like GoogleX, SpaceX, iRobot, Rethink Robotics, Draper Laboratories, and Zipcar.

In your role as a designer, your day-to-day tasks will consist of creating visually engaging, innovative, and functional content/experiences, in both digital and physical formats. You will be exposed to various aspects of design and prototyping, including but not limited to graphic design, UI/UX, 3D modeling and rendering, motion graphics and animations, print media, and web design. You will use your knowledge, expertise and skills to help our users successfully navigate and become comfortable with our products.

Our team is focused on a rapid path to market in order to maximize the benefits of self-driving technologies for all. To do this, we need versatile leaders who are enthusiastic about tackling problems across the full range of our systems.


  • Interact with engineering and design teams as a creative problem-solver
  • Refine existing ideas and come up with new ones to create a highly designed visual experience for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute unique ideas for strategic marketing initiatives for digital products
  • Develop engaging media through the use of illustration, photography, video, and other digital content


  • High attention to detail
  • A good sense of current design trends, typography and aesthetics
  • Well organized, responsible and dedicated, with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver refined design in a short time
  • Self-learning, able to learn new tools quickly and work in a fast evolving environment
  • Experience with variety of graphic design tools/software, examples include:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects)Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, XD
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality designs to stakeholders/customers
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or equivalent experience in a relevant design field.
  • Strong interest in self-driving cars, urban mobility, sustainability


  • Experience with web design (HTML/CSS/Javascript)
  • Experience with 3D Modeling (Sketchup, AutoCAD, Fusion 360)
  • Experience in the fields of robotics or emerging technologies  
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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