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Tester (Safety Driver/Software Operator)

| Greater Boston Area

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 but the Deployment Site is located in South Weymouth, MA. 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 part time, short-term contractor in South Weymouth 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 and a world class working environment that is centered around the team. We nurture creativity and provide expansive opportunities for growth and development.


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