We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re 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.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

About the role:

Cruise is looking for a Senior level software engineer to help optimize and analyze the compute performance of Cruise’s autonomous vehicle stack. Constant improvements to the response time, resource utilization and efficiency of dedicated hardware is key to achieving our objectives in building a safe AV product.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Analyze, profile, debug, and optimize the performance of AV software on novel AV system and hardware architectures
  • Design, develop and productize tools and methods for evaluating, debugging and improving performance of different AV software components
  • Collaborate with engineers from different AV software teams, on tasks ranging from optimizing our perception stack to evaluating new sensors or ML models.
  • Contribute to future compute hardware platforms through early software preparation and evaluation of new architectures

What you must have:

  • Strong system fundamentals and coding abilities (C++, Python)
  • Strong background in computer architecture and operating systems
  • Expertise in parallel programming
  • Experience with optimizing and/or evaluating complex software systems on dedicated hardware
  • Solid understanding of how to design high-performant software components
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment; and 
  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, or related technical field.

Bonus points!

  • Solid understanding of CPUs and GPUs hardware architecture
  • Experience with low latency systems and real time systems
  • Experience with data parallel accelerators (e.g. GPUs) and languages (e.g. CUDA, OpenCL)
  • Experience with relevant components of Linux based operating systems, such as scheduling or networking
  • Familiarity with ML hardware and performance of inference on ML hardware
  • Experience with Performance Modeling
  • Experience with profiling tools such as perf, BPF, VTune, Nsight
  • Experience writing benchmarks and familiarity with common suites such as MLPerf, SPEC-CPU etc…
  • Experience with lower-levels of an accelerator software stack (i.e. drivers, runtimes, and user-level API) and the inter-layer interactions
  • Experience with real-time operating systems or embedded software design
  • Experience in the AV industry

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
    • One Medical membership
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental leave
    • Fertility Benefits 
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
  • We’re Remote Friendly
    • We believe that your value to the team can be provided at a Cruise office or from the comfort of your home. Depending on your function, enjoy the flexibility of remote work and join our growing community of remote employees in the continental United States.
  • 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, Microsoft, SoftBank, & 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 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. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email HR@getcruise.com.

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

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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