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Software Engineer, Motion Planning



Software Engineering
Milan, Italy
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023
The company
Outrider is a software company that is automating distribution yards with electric, self-driving trucks. Our system eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive while it improves safety and efficiency. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation. We are a private company founded in 2018 and backed by NEA, 8VC, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. Our customers are Fortune 200 companies and our autonomous trucks are already running in distribution yards. For more information, visit
The Team
You are joining a growing team that is responsible for motion planning, controls, and behaviours for Outrider’s autonomous trucks. This team is highly collaborative and committed to continuous improvement. The team members proactively utilise tools such as simulation and data analytics to understand the performance of the product at scale in diverse situations, and they maintain a state-of-the-art motion planning stack by routinely studying new techniques from the research community. Leadership, growth, and development opportunities are plentiful.
The Role
As a full-time Motion Planning Software Engineer, you will support the development of high-performance software that is responsible for controlling the behaviours of an automated electric yard truck that transports trailers around customer sites. You will maintain a product-minded customer focus as you collaborate with other teams to rapidly iterate on creative solutions that improve the vehicle’s capabilities. You possess C++ skills, attention to detail, and the ability to learn in unstructured environments. You embrace our goal to drive zero-emission, self-driving vehicle adoption, and you want to help us realise our potential to define, build, and lead a new category of robotic automation.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Implement and test motion planning and control algorithms
  • Coordinate motion planning and control tests on vehicles
  • Incorporate feedback from real-world operation into algorithm development

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, robotics, and/or engineering
  • Strong C++ software development skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • A growth mindset

Ideal qualifications

  • Experience with software development on autonomous vehicles
  • Experience with robot motion planning and/or collision prediction algorithms
  • Experience working on safety certifiable autonomous systems
  • Familiarity with the robot operating system (ROS)
  • Experience with containerised environments, such as Docker
At Outrider, we believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, experiences, and knowledge with the expectation that we thrive in an inclusive environment. Outrider is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any others that are protected by law.
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