Ouster, Inc.

101 - 250 employees
26 - 50 engineers
$100m+ funding
Exited (ipo)

We 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.

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Why join us?

  • We are changing the industry by changing how machines see the world.

  • We have over 400 customers. In just short 6 years we brought the company public and growing fast.

  • Our stack spans from mechanical over optics to silicone and software. There is tons to learn from our engineers who are master of their respective fields.

Engineering at Ouster, Inc.

Engineering team and processes

We are a fast growing team. Working in a scrum with two weeks sprints. We have relatively flat structure with teams oriented around their primary responsibilities (firmware, optics, cloud, drivers).

Our stack and process differs slightly based on the team but we use git across the board to manage code and PR process.

We encourage our team members to take responsibility of their process/product. For software engineers this means to take care of their infrastructure and tests and deploy their code as often as possible.

Technical Challenges

The most interesting challenge is the breadth of the problem we tackle. First we have to design and build the sensor. We design chips, the optical system, the mechanical system. Once it is a designed we have to manufacture it. Then we can finally use it. We capture the data with it and we process that with a variety of algorithms we developed. Lidar data is pretty data heavy think 10sMB/s so it does get pretty heavy pretty quickly.

Projects you might work on
  • Design and build a library that displays large point clouds in the browser accelerated by the GPU

  • Design a machine learning algorithm that can segment and classify objects in a point cloud in real time.

  • Build an application that allows user to interact and review their lidar recordings, classify, categorize and share them.

Tech stack
Google Cloud Platform

Working at Ouster, Inc.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

We value people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

We value open communication and diversity of opinions. We love to hear form anyone and foster open conversation.

Perks & benefits
  • Free Food

    Lunch and dinner available in the office as well as snacks and drinks.

  • Gym/Fitness

    Gym is available in the building

  • 401(k) Contribution

    401(k) with matching

  • Beautiful Office

    Beautifully remodeled offices in the heart of mission district with private parking lot and roof deck

  • Pet Friendly

    We allow well behaved dogs into the office (woof)

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical coverage

  • Transportation

    We provide a commute stipend

  • Work from Home

    We offer a hybrid working model with extended WFH that allows us to get the focus time for highest productivity but also allows us to meet with peers F2F to bolster our communication and understanding

  • Visa Support

    We do provide visa sponsorship

  • Other

    You get great hardware for your work and can get your hands on the lidar sensors

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    We offer paid leave.

Our Team by the Numbers

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