Software Engineer - Machine Learning Operations

Boston, MA

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About Optimus RideOptimus 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 RoleOptimus 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 motivated to build the machine learning systems that will power the next generation of autonomous vehicles.
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.


  • Design, build, and maintain the machine learning pipelines used by all Optimus Ride engineering to power our autonomous vehicles.
  • Build the tools, microservices, data pipelines, and systems to support development, experimentation, CI/CD, verification, validation, and monitoring of ML models.
  • Own and solve complex problem from end-to-end.
  • Continuously improve our ML processes, tools, and standards
  • Continuously evaluate and integrate the latest packages and frameworks in the ML ecosystem
  • Work with ML practitioners to solve complex problems


  • Deep software engineering experience
  • Experience in ML, ML orchestration, containerization, GPU Infrastructure, TensorFlow, and other tools and libraries in modern ML pipelines
  • A proven record of developing commercially fielded machine learning solutions
  • Experience with CI/CD deployment patterns
  • Experience writing production quality code
  • BS, MS or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience


  • Applied background in data engineering
  • Experience with writing production C++ software
  • Experience developing distributed computing infrastructure for neural network training
  • Experience working with camera and LIDAR data in a machine learning context
  • GPU/CUDA programming
  • Automotive or robotics industry background

  • (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.)
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 EnvironmentAt 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.
Job tags: Engineering GPU Machine Learning ML Robotics TensorFlow
Job region(s): North America
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