At Cruise, we believe in managers who remain deeply technical, and understand the challenges their teams are facing, even though they may not be the technical lead or contributing code day to day. Our managers coach their teams to success, shield their teams from distractions, and help publicly celebrate wins.

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:

  • Direct oversight of engineers building Sensor Simulations for autonomous vehicles
  • Work with technical lead(s) to set the technical direction for the team, and anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges
  • Deliver highly functioning software
  • Work with Engineering Director(s), Technical Product Managers, and Technical Program Managers to create and execute on a roadmap for your team
  • Drive software engineering best practices both within your team, and create tooling which encourages these across the company
  • Conduct performance reviews, identify top performers and support their growth into Engineering Management or Technical Leadership Roles
  • Foster a healthy and collaborative culture, and a high output team
  • Help define, build, and embody Cruise engineering culture and principles
  • Invest heavily in recruiting by working closely with recruiters, screening candidates, and identifying opportunities for external engagement to improve the Cruise engineering brand

What you must have:

  • 1+ years experience managing team a team doing real-time rendering, physics, or special effects
  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering roles
  • Experience building performance critical systems in C++
  • Experience developing with Unreal Engine 
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, or equivalent   experience
  • Self-motivation and passion to lead your teams, encourage best practices and constantly improve

Bonus points!

  • Experience with modern C++11 development
  • 4+ years experience Unreal Engine experience
  • Experience with physics systems such as PhysX, Havok, or Bullet 
  • Experience with realtime ray-tracing systems 
  • Experience working on Simulation or Robotics
  • Experience with graphics, spatial geometry, optimizing complex algorithms, optimizations
  • Experience with fast-growth companies and recruiting/retaining the best talent. 

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