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. 

In this role, you will be the technical authority on all aspects of our Perception stack. You will not only drive the optimization of our current perception stack, but partner with our Hardware Engineering leadership to set the sensor strategy for future vehicle generations.  This versatile role requires a broad skill set and extensive collaboration with various teams within Cruise.  

What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborating with various specialists to get algorithms and ML models deployed and integrated into the Perception stack, with an eye on optimization and simplification of these procedures.
  • Collaborating on runtime optimization and architecting highly performant perception pipelines.
  • Working with hardware teams to guide compute requirements, sensor selection and sensor suite architecture in support of the perception stack, both for current and future vehicle generations.
  • Working on integration of the sensor data into the stack, by designing highly efficient preprocessing pipelines that feed into our algorithms
  • Gathering and organizing requirements for our hardware and sensor teams.
  • Spotting and collaboratively closing gaps in tooling and data introspection to accelerate engineer velocity within Perception.
  • Recruiting top Perception talent to Cruise

What you must have:

  • BS, MS, or higher degree, in CS/CE/EE, or equivalent in industry experience
  • 8+ years of experience in the field of robotics
  • Strong programming skills in modern C++
  • Strong understanding of runtime optimization and software development for runtime-critical systems on Linux
  • Expertise working with various sensor technologies, including Lidar, Radar, and Camera
  • Passionate about self driving car technology and its impact on the world

Bonus points! 

  • PhD in machine learning or computer science
  • Experience with ROS, OpenCV, Gazebo, or PCL
  • Experience with CUDA
  • Experience with ML and ML frameworks such as Tensorflow, Caffe, and PyTorch
  • Experience in deploying perception algorithms into real world environments

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.

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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