Tester - Reston, VA

Optimus Ride - Reston, VA

ContractEstimated: $71,000 - $96,000 a year
About Optimus Ride
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.

This role is for a short-term contractor with the possibility for extension.
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
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
Familiarity with Linux
Proficient in communicating with test engineers and managers
Previous professional driving experience (e.g. driving for rental agency, limousines, chauffeur, etc.)
Previous Operations experience
Bachelor of Science in a technical field
Benefits and Working Environment
At Optimus Ride, we strive to support our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a world class working environment that is centered around the team. We nurture creativity and provide expansive opportunities for growth and development.