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.

About the role:

Cruise is looking for a looking for top-notch camera development engineer to productize our sensors to help our autonomous cars drive in the world around them. The ideal candidate would have a background in camera development & production or related optical-electrical/mechanical devices. The candidate should have prior experience in managing vendors to bring new products to market and should have competency in design for production, hardware design, analysis, and debugging.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with design team to produce engineering specifications for new optical products
  • Evaluate the supplier base and lead the vendor selection process for new products
  • Establish productive working relationships with partners and be the primary point of contact between Cruise and external partners during the development phase
  • Provide design for manufacture, production, and test feedback to design team
  • Generate test plans and integration documentation
  • Oversee product development from initial design kickoff through design validation

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years of design, manufacturing, or production experience with opto/electrical/mechanical devices
  • Background in optical, electrical, mechanical, physics, or other related engineering discipline
  • Prior vendor or production management experience
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to deconstruct complex engineering problems and systems into manageable chunks
  • Proven ability to provide project leadership and direction
  • Superb organization skills and demonstrated ability to manage fast paced development efforts of complex products

Bonus Skills

  • Previous experience shipping a complex system at scale, while working in a highly cross-functional, interdisciplinary engineering team
  • Understand the complexities of scaling a technically sophisticated product including: demonstrated knowledge of electrical/mechanical/optical development processes, ability to direct allocation of resources and staff, balancing technical requirements schedule and risk, and procedural and safety compliance
  • Experience with cameras 


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 12 paid company 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.

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. And if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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