Overland AI builds intelligent uncrewed ground systems for defense and national security. Our autonomy stack, OverDrive, is defining the state-of-the-art for perception, planning, and control of uncrewed vehicles, enabling them to traverse and operate in any terrain, regardless of roads, in any condition. OverDrive was purpose-built for the warfighter. Through our work with DARPA and the U.S. Army, we are developing the intelligent capabilities necessary to power modern ground operations, now and for decades to come. 

In a little over a year, the company has been selected for or awarded eight-figures of OTAs and other contracts across multiple services and DoD customers. We have raised over $10M in funding, led by a top multi-billion dollar AUM defense tech investor. 

We are looking for experts in robotics and machine learning to join our team to increase the reliability and aggressiveness of off-road autonomous vehicles.

In this role, you will:

  • Design algorithms for localization, planning, and control with high-performance and well-tested C++ implementations.
  • Define and execute full-system field tests to validate the performance of your work.
  • Collaborate closely with experts across disciplines to work across the entire stack to improve the reliability and performance of the system.


  • Strong technical background: MS or PhD in Computer Science or similar with 4+ years industry experience building software. You have expertise writing modern C++ code and managing the builds of complex software in Linux. Ideally, you have worked with autonomous robots before including the use of sensors like lidars and cameras and have experience with the ROS 2 middleware.
  • Grit: You excel in a small-team atmosphere, taking ownership of problems and working with your colleagues to solve problems across disciplines. 
  • Field-test forward: You enjoy getting your hands dirty and going off the beaten path to see the results of what you are working on.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Security Clearance. 
  • Ability to relocate to Seattle, WA.


Overland AI believes in creating a work environment that you look forward to embracing every day. 

  • The salary range for this position is $120K to $300K annually
  • Equity compensation
  • Best-in-class healthcare, dental and vision plans. 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k with company match
  • Parental leave

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