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.

The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) software pipeline employs complex algorithms in the domains of perception, planning and control, which leads to aggressive system compute and data-movement requirements. With stringent latency, bandwidth and memory bounds, it is critical to engineer and optimize the system architecture for efficiency.

Cruise is looking for a senior systems software engineer to help us in building and deploying tools to understand and characterize system performance, improving software implementations through various forms of parallelization (thread, task and data-levels) and reconciling performance requirements between hardware and software. 

In this role, you will collaborate closely with engineers from different AV Engineering teams (e.g. Computer Vision, Perception, platform) to scope out system/software requirements at the application level while engaging with AV hardware teams to understand the target hardware platform and its constraints.

If you're interested in innovating on a complex hardware-software system that contributes to one of the greatest technical challenges of our generation, let's chat!

What you'll be doing: 

  • Build performance tooling to evaluate, understand and improve system bottlenecks and memory profile.
  • Optimize algorithms and implementations through parallelism (SIMD, OpenMP, OpenCL etc)
  • Propensity to build and deploy production software at the highest levels of quality and performance
  • Collaborate with cross functional agile teams of AV engineers 

What you must have: 

  • 2+ years of experience in system software engineering
  • Strong expertise in writing production quality C++ code
  • Strong foundations in graph theory, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with developing parallel algorithms using task-level (TBB or equivalent), thread-level (OpenMP or equivalent) and/or data-level (SIMD, Neon, AVX2) parallelism
  • Comfortable and experienced in software development lifecycle - coding, debugging, optimization, testing, integration
  • MS, or higher degree in CS/CE/EE, or equivalent, in industry experience

Bonus points!

  • Experience with deep learning frameworks (e.g., Tensorflow, etc) and software stack (e.g., TensorRT, TVM, etc)
  • GPU programming using CUDA and/or OpenCL and associated acceleration libraries (BLAS, DNN, etc)
  • Experience with ROS architectures
  • FPGA programming experience (Verilog, VHDL)

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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