Software Engineer - Simulation

Optimus Ride, Boston, MA


Duration: Full-Time

About Optimus Ride
Optimus Ride is an autonomous mobility service provider on a mission to drive the future of transportation. We develop and own the full AV tech stack and user experience–algorithms, software, hardware, and system integration–for autonomous, electric rides for communities near and far. We’re focused on driving innovation and delivering convenient, turnkey transportation services for master planned communities, corporate and academic campuses, and mixed use developments. We’re driven to create safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation solutions for all.

Optimus Ride is headquartered in the Boston Seaport District, not far from our old stomping ground at MIT. From the boardroom to the test track, our teammates (affectionately referred to as Optimists) bring deep industry and subject matter expertise, a collaborative and focused work ethic, and an optimistic outlook on the future of autonomous, sustainable, community-serving transportation.

The Role

We are seeking talented and ambitious software engineers to help simulate and validate the complex systems that our teams create. You will develop and implement simulation software and infrastructure and work closely with engineers across many disciplines to ensure the safety and performance of our self-driving vehicles.


  • Develop software to simulate scenarios that autonomous vehicles may face in real-world operations.
  • Build analysis tools and automated reporting systems for simulation results.
  • Collaborate with engineers from across the company to integrate simulation tools and infrastructure into every aspect of autonomous vehicle development.


  • BS in a computer science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with software engineering using Python.
  • Comfort and familiarity with Linux.
  • Strong interest in self-driving vehicles.
  • Interest and ability to learn additional skills and technologies as required.


  • Experience writing production-quality code in Python or C++.
  • Experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, AI or other complex software / hardware systems.
  • Experience with continuous integration (CI)Experience with virtualization / containerization (e.g. Docker).
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure).

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.

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.

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.

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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