Careers

Ouster builds sensors and tools for engineers, roboticists, and researchers so they can make the world safer and more efficient. And we want your help.

Build for the future

At Ouster, you have the opportunity to think far beyond what exists today, bring your ideas into production, and directly shape the future of safety and autonomy.
We want you to feel empowered to make a positive impact on the world.

The Ouster spirit

Ousters recognize the impact of their work, are rigorous in their approach, hold the products they design to the highest standard, and are excited by the challenges that lie ahead.
We work hard, and we love the journey.

We are...

Honest
When it comes to safety, honesty and trust rule all. We value our customers’ trust above everything else.
Deliberate
We work hard and design with a purpose. Great products are worth the effort.
Forward thinking
We must think beyond what exists today to build something that pushes the boundaries of performance and truly lasts.

Current job openings

Business Development Associate — EMEA — Paris

At Ouster, we're building the next generation of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, drones or factory automation.

We are looking for a motivated Business Development Associate to expand our European team in Paris.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creatively generate & qualify leads from a variety of sources and tee up conversations for the rest of the business development
  • Research and build profiles on qualified leads - organizations and applicable projects across a variety of sectors - from robotics, to mapping, autonomous vehicles, entertainment, VR/VR, heavy industries, and many other sectors.
  • Contribute to mapping the market with the sales operations and marketing team
  • Process inbound sales requests accurately and efficiently - while making it fun for everyone involved
  • Document successes and failures and develop a world-class BDR process for the organization
  • You are the tip of the spear for new business for the company. Success will be measured on qualified leads introduced to the team and pipeline generated, in addition to other metrics on supporting the organization.

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QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 0-2 years experience as a business development representative or inside sales associate.

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DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Track record of exceeding sales and/or business development goals.
  • Track record of supporting colleagues in meeting their business goals; comfortable with supporting colleagues being a core element of individual goals.
  • Curious/Analytical: Able to “be the customer”. Understand how they think, what they want and why.
  • Resourceful/Scrappy: Creative about ways to get the job done efficiently. Doesn’t wait for resources to be made available.
  • Hungry/Results Oriented: Hard worker, highly motivated to learn, execute, deliver and be accountable for results. Ready to work for an early-stage startup and grind well-beyond a 9-5.
  • Organized/Diligent: Follow up regularly and maintain momentum with counterparties. Equip yourself with all required documents, tools, and methods to move the audience.
  • Effective & Multifaceted Communicator: Manage conversations and meetings with external parties smoothly, charismatically, and with gravitas. Endeavor to avoid jargon wherever possible. Get along with / resonate well with everyone from VPs to entry level analysts and engineers.
  • Self-aware/Humble: Enjoy and thrive on constructive feedback (positive performance, areas of improvement), and proactively identify opportunities for self-improvement.
  • Technically Proficient: Motivated to learn more about company technology and products at more than a surface level. Never gives the answer “you’ll need to talk to the technical team for that” more than once for a topic. Becomes a technical expert on any relevant area needed, and able to proficiently describe technical concepts to external parties in a credible way. Technical training/education not required, but insatiable technical curiosity is.

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To apply, please email your resume to ousterbda@ouster.io

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Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Senior Embedded Linux Engineer — San Francisco

At Ouster, we build sensors and tools for engineers, roboticists, and researchers so they can make the world safer and more efficient. We've transformed LIDAR from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution LIDAR sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price. Our advanced sensor hardware and vision algorithms are used in autonomous cars, drones and many other applications. If you’re motivated by solving big problems, we’re hiring key roles across the company and need your help!

We are looking for an Embedded Linux guru who will be working with the hardware team to design, build and implement firmware and software for a pseudo real-time embedded linux system. Special focus on developing a highly robust, fault tolerant system architecture. You will be working in a team with electrical engineers and FPGA-firmware engineers, so you need to have an interest in touching hardware and having fun in the lab.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience shipping embedded Linux based products.
  • General knowledge of embedded Linux (e.g. boot loader, kernel, boot flow, filesystems, networking, etc)
  • Strong C and/or C++ programming skills in user space
  • Intimately familiar with system architecture from BSP development to product lifecycle planning (i.e OS updates)
  • Developed software for Hardware products
  • Experience with a cross-compilation SDK for Hardware

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PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience working with the Linux kernel (e.g. writing a driver, customizing the kernel and the boot process, high speed DMA, interrupt handling)
  • Understands Hardware Description Language (HDL)
  • Experience using the ZYNQ chip made by Xilinx

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To apply, please email your resume to oustersele@ouster.io

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Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Junior Embedded Linux Engineer — San Francisco

At Ouster, we build sensors and tools for engineers, roboticists, and researchers so they can make the world safer and more efficient. We've transformed LIDAR from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution LIDAR sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price. Our advanced sensor hardware and vision algorithms are used in autonomous cars, drones and many other applications. If you’re motivated by solving big problems, we’re hiring key roles across the company and need your help!

We are looking for an Embedded Linux guru who will be working with the hardware team to design, build and implement firmware and software for a pseudo real-time embedded linux system. Special focus on developing a highly robust, fault tolerant system architecture. You will be working in a team with electrical engineers and FPGA-firmware engineers, so you need to have an interest in touching hardware and having fun in the lab.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • General knowledge of embedded Linux (e.g. resource constraints, etc)
  • Strong C and/or C++ programming skills in user space
  • Developed software for Hardware products
  • Experience with a cross-compilation SDK for Hardware
  • Attention to detail and strong desire to learn

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PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience shipping embedded Linux based products.
  • Intimately familiar with system architecture from BSP development to product lifecycle planning (i.e OS updates)
  • Understands Hardware Description Language (HDL)
  • Experience using the ZYNQ chip made by Xilinx

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To apply, please email your resume to oustersele@ouster.io

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Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

“Everyone here is a master of his or her domain. I learn from my coworkers every day.”
Marvin Shu
Hardware Engineer
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