We’re Cruise, the self-driving ride-hailing service.

We are building the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles  will help save lives, reshape cities, give back 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.

Cruise is looking for a Staff SOC Hardware Architect to help our hardware team define and build the next generation of autonomous vehicles. In this role, you will work with software architects and system architects to solve the most critical problems in the AI world, collaborate with design engineers to implement your ideas, and validate them on the real vehicle.

What you'll be doing:

  • Responsible for SOC chip specifications
    • Derive silicon specifications from the software systems and current hardware systems
    • Define chip function partitions and interfaces for design team
    • Define system level testing criteria for verification team
    • Provide detailed documentation for hardware, platform, and software team
    • Run performance tests to concept prove the design
  • Help with selection of hardware parts and vendors
  • Participate in design reviews of hardware systems and related software systems

What you must have:

  • BS in Engineering or a related discipline or equivalent combination education
  • 20+ years of chip design and SOC architecture experience
  • Proven success in SOC chip architecture definition and implementation
  • Strong background knowledge in networking and/or image processing
  • Extensive knowledge in CPU architecture including ARM, MIPS, or Intel processors
  • Hands-on experience in PCIe, DDR, Ethernet, and peripherals
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, starting with little information and becoming an expert in your domain

Bonus points!

  • MS in Engineering or a related discipline or equivalent combination education
  • Experience with automotive and safety critical applications including ISO 26262
  • Experience with firmware development

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided
    • Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Commuter benefits
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, SoftBank, and T. Rowe Price have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the bleeding-edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We're Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow. 

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis.   Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with Cruise to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary.  Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way.

We also consider for employment qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.  And, if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

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