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. 

Motion Planning

The Motion Planning team takes coarse maneuver primitives and obstacle predictions from upper levels of Planning and Prediction and generates the trajectory that our car takes on the road. We formulate and solve optimization problems online, considering kinematic feasibility, (e.g. the vehicle can follow the path, considering capabilities like turning radius and braking ability), collision avoidance, and comfort.

About the role:

We’re looking for software engineering professionals with deep strengths in developing highly performant, highly available software written in C++. 

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement highly performant, high-availability software that will run on our autonomous vehicle
  • Build clean architecture that will be compatible across a variety of platforms
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams that extend the functionality of the AV core system
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment where immediate impact is a result of your efforts and where your contribution is highly visible

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

  • Exceptional ability to write clean, fast, reliable and highly scalable software
  • Excellent C++ coding abilities, with strong system fundamentals
  • Propensity for shipping product, ideally commercially available software
  • Tendency to automate and unit test everything
  • Experience designing, coding, integrating, and debugging C++ software such as in;
    • An environment that develops a complex multithreaded product
    • Latency and performance constrained environments (e.g. video games, high frequency trading)
    • Building applications that run on real-time operating systems
  • Understanding of networking and multithreading
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment
  • Passion for self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world
  • Natural ability to communicate well across teams of developers and other staff
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related technical field

Bonus points!

  • Experience with Python, or
  • Designing software applications for safety critical systems, or
  • Developing for POSIX compliant operating systems i.e. Linux, ROS, OS X, and/or related paradigms

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 breakfast, snacks, lunch
  • 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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