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Senior Software Engineer - Robotics and Control

Optimus Ride, Boston, MA

REIMAGINE MOBILITY

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 software engineers create the software at the heart of our vehicles and systems. Our software needs to process complex dataflows and make decisions with real world consequences. We are looking for engineers who bring deep expertise in enabling vehicles and robots to move through and interact with the world around them.

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 our engineers to be versatile, have leadership qualities, and be enthusiastic about tackling problems across the full range of our systems. Your peers will cumulatively have decades of experience from places like Google X, SpaceX, iRobot, Rethink Robotics, and Draper Laboratories, and have built self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles, manufacturing robots, surgical robots, autonomous drones, and more. You will be creating new technologies through software development that integrates your areas of expertise to enable self-driving systems to be possible today.

Responsibilities

  • Build software for a fleet of self-driving vehicles
  • Develop planning, control, and estimation algorithms for the vehicles
  • Design and build embedded systems for real-time control of the vehicles
  • Test, debug, and maintain reliable, safe, and production quality code

Requirements

  • MS or PhD in computer science, robotics, electrical/mechanical/aerospace engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Deep expertise in the modeling and control of dynamic systems
  • Experience with estimation and filtering using techniques such as Luenberger observers and Kalman filters
  • Excellent software development skills using C++
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English
  • Interest and ability to learn additional skills and technologies as required

Preferred qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of version control tools such as Git/Mercurial/SVN, and experience with software engineering processes such as code reviews and continuous integration
  • Significant experience working in a production environment and writing quality code in C++
  • Significant experience in designing controllers for nonlinear systems, with knowledge of stability theory, optimal control, and model-predictive or receding-horizon control.
  • Significant experience with the modeling of nonlinear dynamic systems from first principles, with a deep understanding of Euler-Lagrange and Newton-Euler formulations, as well as the numerical implementations to simulate these systems.
  • Significant experience with optimization-based techniques, such as mathematical programming (linear/quadratic/nonlinear/mixed-integer programming), as well as numerical solvers such as IPOPT, SNOPT, NPSOL, and packages such as Julia, Gurobi, Google OR-Tools, and COIN-OR
  • Significant experience implementing controllers on physical robotic systems, especially on embedded computing platforms
  • Significant experience working with other components of a robotic / autonomy software stack, especially implementing controllers that intersect with motion planning
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.

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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