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Principal Engineer, Embedded Software



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 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 Role
The Principal Engineer, Embedded Software position will report to the Director, Embedded & Software Safety and support the creation of reliable, safety-critical software that monitors and controls the vehicle. This position requires exceptional software engineering skills, understanding of the full development life cycle, attention to detail, and ability to learn in unstructured environments.

Duties & Key Objectives

  • Lead the architecture, design, implementation, and delivery of safety mechanisms and embedded components
  • Solve complex system safety problems with elegant solutions and apply judgment and experience to balance trade-offs between competing interests
  • Develop/document software in C and C++ through all phases of the development lifecycle: concept, requirements, design, architecture, implementation, unit test, integration (HIL), and vehicle level system evaluation
  • Play a significant role in mentoring and educating the team and organization on software & system safety best practices, processes and tools
  • Contribute generally to the growth and success of the Company and the building of a vibrant culture focused on the responsible deployment of zero-emission autonomous vehicle technology
  • While this is an accurate reflection of the position, Outrider reserves the right to require additional/different tasks to be performed as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Experience developing application software in C and Modern C++
  • Experience developing safety significant application software
  • Excellence at creating/documenting software requirements and architecture designs
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, people skills and cross-functional collaboration
  • Excellent understanding of the software development life cycle
  • Experience with Git
  • Background developing software in a Linux environment

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience developing software for autonomous vehicles or mobile robots
  • Professional experience using perception sensors (e.g RADARs, LIDARs, cameras…) for safety applications
  • Familiarity with functional safety specifications, including ISO 26262 and IEC 61508
  • Experience working with ROS or ROS2
  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems (RTOS), CAN, and Ethernet
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Familiarity with vehicle modeling and motion planning techniques
  • Master’s degree in computer science or computer engineering


  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Ownership of projects from day one, highly collaborative teams and a dynamic work environment
  • 100% Remote work set up, flexible work schedule (Flex time - off policy)
  • Annual career development stipend to support and encourage your career growth
  • Allowance for home office set up
  • Business traveling in our headquarters in Denver, Colorado (3-4 times/year) to stay connected with the team
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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