Company Description:

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. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Drive high level algorithm and architecture decisions to ensure we can deliver our mission of creating total autonomous characters in simulation
  • Deploy scalable and robust software
  • Drive a culture of validation and measurement to ensure the accuracy of our models
  • Use labeled and unlabeled on road data to model the motion of surrounding vehicles and pedestrians for testing vehicle path planning
  • Work on data association, clustering, segmentation, filtering, and estimation
  • Create unified back end architecture for solving multiple problems
  • Build robust, reliable systems to handle common and uncommon situations on the road
  • Become a subject matter expert in the Prediction and Planning parts of the AV stack
  • Balance production and research topics so we can deploy but still be relevant/ ahead of the curve for AI
  • Contribute to the code and perform code reviews for your peers
  • Mentor other engineers to improve the overall team performance
  • Meet with stakeholders and work with the Engineering manager to balance the roadmap

What you must have:

  • BS, MS, or higher degree, in CS/CE/EE, or equivalent in industry experience
  • 8+ years of experience in software development with at least one software product released to the market
  • Experience acting as a technical lead/Architect for complex systems such as Game AI or simulations
  • Experience acting as a mentor for other team members
  • Architecture design and development experience, specifically end to end solutions such as AI architecture design for a simulator or a game in production.
  • Experience deploying APIs 
  • Expert programming skills C++ and Python
  • Excellent mathematical and physics reasoning skills
  • Passionate about Game AI / AI development and simulation

Bonus points! 

  • Working as a game AI developer lead for a open world video game 
  • PhD in machine learning or computer science or applied mathematics
  • Experience with ROS, Navigation, Motion Planning, or Gaming AI
  • Experience with end to end Deep learning, specially reinforcement and imitation learning
  • Physics based animation knowledge
  • Experience with Datawarehouse (BigQuery, Redshift, Snowflake, etc)
  • Experience with using simulated 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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