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About the role:

The mechanical design engineer is responsible for designing and releasing components and systems for Cruise’s automated driving hardware platform both in the prototype and production environment. We are looking for passionate and talented engineers to join the vehicle engineering team. This team is responsible for the hardware platform as a whole which encompasses major subsystems such as the roof module, compute suite, and the sensor suite. Successful members of the team will generally have a breadth of design engineering interests and capabilities as well as an area of more focused expertise in order to conceptualize, specify, develop, design, release, and launch thermal, electrical, and mechanical components and systems for Cruise’s hardware platform for automated driving technology. This position reports to the Vehicle Engineering Team Manager.
  • Derive requirements and specifications for systems and components
  • Create DFMEA, statement of work, and other engineering documentations
  • Design with NX, Solidworks, or similar software
  • Conduct FEA on common cases and optimize designs based on results
  • Work with engineers across the vehicle engineering team and with different teams as needed
  • Collaborate with prototype and production suppliers
  • Design for the appropriate manufacturing process based on quantity estimates
  • Validate components and systems to spec
  • Prototype various hardware projects


  • Experience adhering to rigorous industry standards
  • Minimum of five years of professional mechanical engineering experience
  • Utilization of multiple areas of engineering expertise
  • Knowledge of standard manufacturing processes and common material properties
  • Expertise in CAD - Preferably SolidWorks
  • Experience designing for manufacturing and/or assembly in medium to high volume production design
  • BOM Creation and BOM Maintenance
  • Fluent in GD&T
  • Knowledge of thermal mechanical systems
  • Experience integrating electrical and mechanical systems
  • Exposure to FEA
  • Experience working and communicating with cross-functional teams
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently
  • Experience and ability to work in an ambiguous work environment
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Perks of being a Cruiser:

While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

  • The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
  • Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family’s fleet
  • Health and Wellness reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays
  • State of the art equipment for your workstation
  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

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GM Cruise LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GM Cruise LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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