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.


Create & deploy tools to collect performance data and identify bottlenecks and irregularities across our fleet of vehicles.

Diagnose and root cause performance issues, resulting either in fixes applied directly to affected components (ie kernel or driver patches), or recommendations to responsible engineering teams.

Collaborate with:

  • a broad cross section of Cruise engineers -  to provide tools and best practices to prevent and detect performance issues in code under development.
  • QA and data science teams to report on and identify important performance metrics over time

Assist in the evaluation of new products & technologies for inclusion in future system revisions.


Five years or equivalent experience working in production with the following:

  • Linux-based performance instrumentation and tooling
  • Kernel internals
    • Scheduling
    • Networking
    • High speed peripheral interfacing via PCIe
    • High throughput data logging and disk access
    • NUMA memory access patterns
  • Complex systems
    • Hardware architecture spanning multiple high speed peripherals and redundant fail-safe mechanisms, with tight execution budgets
    • Applications with large numbers of processes, often competing for shared resources, under active development

Bonus Skills:

  • RTOS Experience
  • Kernel Driver Development Experience
  • Understanding of GPU memory access patterns, data movement
  • Understanding of x86-64 and/or ARM v8 compute architecture

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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