About Us:

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:

We are looking for a Staff Software Development Engineer in Test who loves to write and break code. You’ll be a leader in test and a mentor on how Product Engineering tests — from front end web applications to large distributed backend APIs. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Strategic planning and testing across multiple divisions, teams, and products
  • Participating in quarterly planning exercises to ensure the SDET team has representation and to advocate for priorities and best practices
  • Setting up gates, processes, and frameworks to prevent regression and increase confidence before shipping
  • Supporting developers by architecting, developing test frameworks, automating tests, and developing test cases for product features
  • Working with development teams to put the right testing processes in place for new and existing projects
  • Reviewing features and identifying test gaps
  • Constantly pushing for quality improvement in all of our products


  • 10+ years experience as a software engineer
  • Experience architecting and developing test frameworks from scratch 
  • Experience decomposing monolithic architectures into microservices
  • Experience in Docker/containerization
  • Focus on shipping projects and focus on quality from the start
  • Experience communicating across departments and being a leader
  • Solid knowledge of object-oriented design, API design, service orientation, Node.js (or equivalent)
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and creating complex, yet performant, queries
  • Familiarity with the “testing pyramid”  and able to make recommendations to developers around what testing methodologies are most appropriate (Unit vs. Integration vs. End-to-End)
  • Experience deploying, implementing, logging, monitoring, and alerting in order to maintain SLAs

Bonus points:

  • Experience with the Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience testing mobile Apps
  • Interest in autonomous technology

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.

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, 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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