Vehicle Software Operator - Optimus Ride, Inc. - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Vehicle Software Operator - Optimus Ride, Inc.

Ref No:17481148-2148-1980
Published Date:31 Oct 2017

Company Profile:

Optimus 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.

Description of Duties:

This role is for a short-term part-time contractor with the possibility for extension to full-time. Responsibilities: > Monitoring all systems in the vehicle during testing on public and private roads > Conducting tests with self-driving vehicles in pilot locations with mentorship from the engineering team > Safely operating vehicle and following testing plan provided by test engineers > Providing detailed feedback to the engineering team on test results and vehicle performance

Required Qualifications:

> Comfort with computers and running/operating software from a laptop in a moving vehicle > Must be at least 21 years old with an active and valid driver’s license for at least one year > Good safety record on driver’s license You are ineligible if you have the following: a DUI or other drug-related violation in the last seven years, a major moving violation (e.g., reckless driving, driving with suspended license), more than three moving violations in the past three years (e.g., accidents, traffic light violations), and any driving-related convictions in the last seven years (e.g., hit-and-run, felonies involving a vehicle) > Ability to pass a background check > Ability to travel to pilot location > Ability to test vehicles for extended hours Bonus: > Familiarity with Linux > Proficient in communicating with test engineers and managers > Previous professional driving experience (e.g. driving for rental agency, limousines, chauffeur, etc.) > Bachelor of Science in a technical field

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