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:

Our Infrastructure team is 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, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes, Vault, and Spinnaker, but we’re also interested in your experience and suggestions.

Cruise is looking for a Senior Platform Observability Engineer to drive our configuration management, build, deploy and monitoring platforms. You must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, agile environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn and introduce new technologies as the need arises. But most importantly – we need a leader that can prioritize, multi-task, and deliver because it’s a lot more fun to get things done.

In this position, you will work alongside our Infrastructure engineering teams to deliver a robust, reliable and scalable infrastructure that will support our development capabilities and vehicles on the road.

If you're interested in being a part of the new age of autonomous vehicles by leveraging GCP, Kubernetes and scaling micro-services, let's chat!

Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Build systems to manage a variety of workloads
  • Help with architecture, monitoring, tools & processes, production incidents, and Root Cause Analysis
  • Support our PaaS (Platform as a Service) Kubernetes infrastructure running on Google Cloud Platform
  • Analyze the architecture of existing systems and propose ideas for improving and optimizing the quality of these systems while reducing the number of problems
  • Implement monitoring solutions to gain insight into application performance and understand emerging issues

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

  • 5+ years of experience in Systems Engineering or DevOps engineering roles
  • Experience with AWS, GCP or other cloud infrastructure providers
  • Experience writing production software using Python, Go, Bash, or similar languages
  • Experience with on-call rotation, both as a member and as someone who has improved the processes themselves
  • Experience managing container-based workloads, using Kubernetes or other orchestration software

Bonus Points:

  • Experience writing in Golang, Python, Node.js, Bash, or similar in a production environment
  • Experience with continuous delivery and continuous deployment systems
  • Experience with using GCP GKE or Amazon EKS specifically
  • Strong internal tool development background

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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