We’re Cruise, the self-driving ride-hailing service.

We are building the world’s most advanced, all-electric, self-driving cars to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving cars will help save lives, reimagine cities, redefine time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

At Cruise, our engineers have opportunities to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the cutting-edge of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to solve one of today’s most complex engineering challenges, see the results of your work in hundreds of self-driving cars, and make a positive impact in the world starting in our cities, join us.

Our Site Reliability team is looking for a Senior Manager to help with building a highly resilient, performant, and secure internal Platform as a Service which hosts our core backend services to control our fleet of vehicles, runs driving simulations at scale, and executes machine learning training jobs for our Autonomous Vehicle engineering team. We’re currently using AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Vault, and Spinnaker, but we’re also interested in your experience and suggestions.


  • Set the technical direction for our SRE team
  • Manage team and key projects to meet timelines
  • Proactively identify gaps in engineering SDLC and system excellence. Key contributor in forming the team’s technical strategy and aligning the team and customers on it.
  • Continuously try to simplify architecture. Have a wide system view across the company reusing internal or open source components when feasible.
  • Initiate large projects with complex architecture, breaking it down to the right logical components so others can be utilized effectively.
  • Work frequently with other teams to coordinate major changes to cross-system architectures, influencing upstream or downstream for the most efficient solution.
  • Able to advise leadership at the director+ level on technical strategy and tech teams talent needs.
  • Manage our on-premise and cloud Kubernetes clusters to support growing workloads
  • Design and implement best practices for security, monitoring, and logging systems
  • Manage our CI & Simulation infrastructure running on AWS GPU instances


  • 10+ years experience in software or DevOps engineering roles
  • Expert in setting architectures that are scalable, cost effective, fault tolerant and are easily extensible allowing for changes overtime without major disruptions.
  • Complete understanding unix and networking fundamentals
  • Experience handling 30+ direct reports
  • Lead design reviews and architectural sign off for critical areas. Probes assumptions to uncover design flaws by considering a system wide view larger than that of the team’s.
  • Experience with scaling and/or overhauling distributed systems and applications
  • Experience managing container-based workloads, using Kubernetes or other orchestration software
  • Experience with AWS, or other cloud infrastructure providers
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, focus on shipping, and work well under pressure

Bonus Points:

  • Experience managing physical compute, storage, and networking hardware
  • Experience with Hadoop, Spark, or other data processing tools

Perks of being a Cruiser

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our self-driving cars go:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner
  • Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats
  • On-site massages
  • State-of-the-art equipment for your work station

Learn more about Life at Cruise through the lens of a Cruiser on our LinkedIn Page.

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