Software Engineering Manager - Mapping and Localization

Optimus Ride
 Boston, MA

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

At Optimus Ride, software engineers create the software at the heart of our vehicles and systems. Software engineering managers not only have the ability to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the code, but also manage and lead a team of engineers to build software for self-driving vehicles. You will manage your team's project goals, contribute to overall strategy, and help develop your team. The software your team builds will enable cars to drive themselves and provide people with new forms of mobility.

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 self-driving cars by leading and managing a team of software engineers
  • Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects
  • Provide the team with technical leadership and contribute technically to projects
  • Work closely with and enable other teams
  • Collaborate with product team, other engineering leaders, and key stakeholders to lead the team to execute on goals

Requirements

  • BS, MS or PhD in robotics or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Significant experience working in a production environment and writing quality code, preferably in C++
  • Deep expertise in topics such as SLAM, visual-inertial odometry, LIDAR point cloud processing, and sensor calibration
  • Solid fundamentals in linear algebra and numerical methods
  • Experience working with cameras, LIDAR, and sensor fusion
  • Excellent knowledge of version control tools such as Git/Mercurial/SVN, and extensive experience with software engineering processes such as code reviews and continuous integration
  • Significant hands-on technical leadership experience: defining the team's vision, leading technical development, providing guidance and advice, promoting collaboration, as well as providing mentorship and career development for junior engineers
  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles and processes along with the ability to apply this knowledge to execute projects and optimize development strategies
  • Significant experience with project and program management using tools such as JIRA, with a proven track record of delivering complex technical projects

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.

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