Data Engineer

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

Optimus Ride vehicles and systems generate large volumes of rich, complex data. The Data Engineering team works to make these data available to the rest of the company.  We also conduct and support analytics work on these data to monitor and improve the performance of our autonomous driving software.  We are looking for data engineers who are excited by the challenge of processing and analyzing data from autonomous vehicles and can implement and orchestrate complex dataflows while collaborating with other teams on analytics work.


  • Develop, support, and improve processing, analyzing, and reporting on data from our autonomous vehicles
  • Collaborate with other teams on analytics work
  • Test, debug, and maintain production-quality code


  • BS in computer science or a related field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years professional experience in data processing and analysis with Python
  • Experience with databases and SQL
  • Experience with Cloud technologies (e.g., GCP/Azure/AWS and Docker)
  • Familiarity with Git, code reviews, CI/CD (e.g., Jenkins) and agile development
  • Interest and ability to learn additional skills and technologies as required


  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Experience with web front end (e.g. Javascript ES6, etc.)
  • Experience with orchestration frameworks (e.g. Airflow)
  • Experience writing production-quality code in C++
  • Experience with data and network security
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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