System Integration and Test Engineer

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
We are seeking talented and ambitious system integration and test engineers to help integrate, test, and validate the complex systems that our teams create. You will design, develop, and implement testing plans and procedures, and work closely with engineers across many disciplines to create our self-driving vehicles. The ideal candidate has worked on safety-critical vehicle engineering projects and is well-versed in safety management life cycle for complex software and hardware systems.


  • Develop and execute test plans and procedures for testing self-driving vehicles
  • Collaborate with the engineering development and operations teams to verify and validate self driving car systems
  • Analyze and document test methods, procedures, and results


  • BS, MS, or PhD in an engineering field, computer science, or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of professional work experience as an engineer
  • Experience in the design and/or validation of vehicle, robotics, or software development for safety critical systems
  • Based in MA with some travel to test locations (up to 30% travel)
  • Passionate about self-driving technologies
  • Attention to detail and good communication skills


  • Deep knowledge of testing methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases, and debugging
  • Experience with C++ or Python for analysis
  • Experience with software development tools and methods
  • Experience and familiarity with Linux
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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