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Automation Control Software Engineer

The Boring Company

The Boring Company

Software Engineering
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024
The Boring Company was founded to solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic by creating an underground network of tunnels. Today, we are creating the technology to increase tunneling speed and decrease costs by a factor of 10 or more with the ultimate goal of making Hyperloop adoption viable and enabling rapid transit across densely populated regions.
As a Software Engineer you will be primarily responsible for building command and control systems for our proprietary tunnel boring machines.


  • Design, develop, deploy software to PLCs for controlling mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems on the tunnel boring machine.
  • Design user interfaces and support operators during the mining process.
  • Ensure a safe mining operation by implementing safety lockouts and alerting mechanisms.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent field.
  • Experience developing software applications in C/C++ or similar low level language.
  • Experience with modern software development workflow (e.g. Git, unit testing, Linux and Windows OSes).
  • Fluent in software fundamentals including software design, backend infrastructure, code modularity and maintainability.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Track record of projects where control techniques have been applied to electrical and/or mechatronic systems.
  • Experience with controlling systems in safety critical applications.
  • Experience with Beckhoff, Siemens, or Allen Bradley PLCs.
  • Able to communicate and work well with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with sensors and actuators commonly used in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work long hours and weekends as necessary.
  • Ability to travel last minute up to 20%.
We're a team of dedicated, smart, and scrappy people. Our employees are passionate about our mission and determined to innovate at every opportunity.
We offer employer-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, and a competitive amount of equity for all permanent employees.
The Boring Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Boring Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.