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Principal Software Engineer

Motion Planning

Updated on 7/16/2024



201-500 employees

Autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs

Robotics & Automation

Senior, Expert

Remote in USA

Backend Engineering
Embedded Engineering
Mobile Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Familiarity with state of the art, best practices, and research in motion planning and controls
  • Ability to design, implement, and deploy motion planning and control software stacks
  • Strong C++ software development skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Recurring success in multiple technical projects of increasing complexity
  • Proven success developing motion planning and controls software for a robot or autonomous vehicle outside of the laboratory
  • Degree in CS or equivalent
  • Design, implement, and deploy motion planning and controls algorithms
  • Develop cutting-edge C++ software running on autonomous vehicles that controls their maneuvers and avoids collision with nearby obstacles
  • Build new features to support the needs of customers in global distribution centers
  • Monitor performance metrics of the product operating at customer sites and develop new performance metrics
  • Contribute to the growth and success of Outrider and the building of a culture focused on the responsible deployment of zero-emission autonomous vehicle technology
  • Provide technical and theoretical guidance to planning team
  • Communicate and distill evaluations and results to the leadership
  • Help to design/improve key tools: simulation, evaluation, compute
  • Lead cross-functional efforts with other autonomy stakeholders and upstream/downstream components

Outrider is an excellent place to work for those passionate about leveraging technology for sustainable freight transportation. As a leader in providing autonomous yard operations technology for logistics hubs, the company creates a safer and more efficient environment by automating hazardous tasks. Employees thrive in a mission-driven culture that prioritizes safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the logistics sector.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Golden, Colorado



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth