Software Engineering Manager - Machine Learning Infrastructure

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 RoleAt 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.


  • Build software for self-driving cars by leading and managing a team of software engineers working on our ML algorithms and infrastructure
  • 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

Required Skills

  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience for real-time machine learning/computer vision pipelines and infrastructure
  • 2+ years of 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
  • Proficient in C++
  • Excellent knowledge of version control tools such as Git and extensive experience with software engineering processes such as code reviews and continuous integration
  • Strong system design skills
  • Significant experience with project and program management using tools such as JIRA, with a proven track record of delivering complex technical projects 

Preferred Skills

  • MS or PhD with specialization in Machine Learning or related area
  • Expertise in Machine Learning/Computer Vision
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience working with multiple sensing modalities (cameras, Lidar etc.) on object detection and image segmentation problems
  • Familiarity with computer vision and deep learning software and packages (TensorFlow, pyTorch etc.)
  • Comfortable working with Linux environments
  • Experience with cloud services/infrastructure (GCP, Azure etc.)
  • Experience with self-driving vehicle technologies or robotics
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: Azure C GCP Git Jira Linux Python
Job region(s): North America
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