Autonomous Vehicle Test Technician (3rd shift)

Outrider

Brighton, CO, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 05/27/2021
  • Website: www.outrider.ai
  • Company Address: 16163 W. 45th Drive, Unit H , Golden, CO 80403

About Outrider

Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety, increase efficiency, and optimize their workforce. The only company exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations, Outrider eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive.

Job Description

Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, helps large enterprises improve safety and increase efficiency. The only company exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations, Outrider eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation by deploying zero-emission systems. Outrider is a private company backed by NEA, 8VC, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. For more information, visit www.outrider.ai
 
The team
The Test Operations team is responsible for conducting various test approaches, including R&D, software/subsystem/system performance, and reliability, all under real-world operating conditions that mirror the environments of our customers at Outrider’s Advanced Testing Facility.
 
The role
The Autonomous Vehicle Test Technician will lead the daily execution of development and system test activities on the autonomous trucks at the heart of the Outrider System, a first-of-its-kind product designed to automate the world’s largest distribution yards. This position reports to the head of Test Operations and involves close collaboration with the Autonomous Vehicle Test Operators inside the trucks.
 
The successful candidate will enjoy a dynamic work environment, operating multiple robotic test assets simultaneously and debugging issues during constantly-changing test and development efforts.
 
This position plays an essential role in helping deliver a safety-critical system for industrial automation. The opportunity offers the successful candidate the chance to help develop a market-defining enterprise product that combines autonomous vehicle technology with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model.
 
The ideal candidate will embrace our goal to drive zero-emission, self-driving vehicle adoption, and help us realize our potential to define, build, and lead a new, category of robotic automation for the enterprise.

Duties & Responsibilities

    • Execute system test missions on the autonomous trucks at Outrider's Advanced Testing Facility to verify and validate the performance and safety characteristics of the entire system and subsystems, including software, robotic arm, sensor suite, and the electric vehicle platform
    • Lead day-to-day test activities by working hands-on with the Autonomous Vehicle Test Operators to schedule and launch test missions, operate and monitor several software tools simultaneously during test execution, and perform root-cause analyses to document issues found during testing
    • Quickly learn, use, and optimize yard operations workflows with the Outrider user interface, assigning trailer move requests to all autonomous yard trucks
    • Support all engineering functions (design, hardware, software, integration, systems and testing) by providing vehicle-level test data that is accurate, trusted, and on-time
    • Embody a "Safety Steward" mindset - conduct daily on-site safety inspections of the test trucks, equipment and area, and proactively propose safety improvements
    • Stay actively involved with the Engineering teams to maintain understanding of changes to vehicles, tools, and software to ensure tests are executed correctly
    • Effectively communicate test results and issues to the head of test operations, as well as peers on the Engineering teams
    • Help Engineering and Commercial teams conduct product demonstrations for customer, investor, and media audiences at Outrider’s Advanced Testing Facility
    • Help train new Autonomous Vehicle Test Technicians  and Autonomous Vehicle Test Operators as the team grows
    • Travel as needed to perform field work, training, or customer support (up to 20%)
    • Work assigned overnight shift of 11:00pm - 7:00 am

Required Qualifications

    • Associate degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Management or a similar technical discipline
    • Experience testing automotive products, aerospace products, autonomous vehicles/trucks, robotic systems or other automated distribution yard products
    • Experience working in a highly talented R&D, system test, or engineering environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Sterling references

Ideal Qualifications

    • Experience with reliability or durability testing of robotic systems, autonomous vehicles, or other automation products
    • Experience leading teams and assigning technical tasks to technical and non-technical members
    • Experience with the software development life cycle, modern software/hardware/system testing methods, and continuous integration
    • Familiarity with ROS, C++ and Python
    • Comfortable with Linux and command-line interface

Compensation and Benefits

    • Salary range of $65,000 - $75,000.  For benefits, check this out!

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