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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.

Cruise is co-developing a Shared Autonomous vehicle (SAV) with GM and Honda. As a Vehicle Engineer, you will be responsible for the hardware development of special variants to this base SAV as well as strategic base SAV development activities. This role requires you to work cross-functionally with Product, Operations and Design, reporting to our Vehicle Engineering lead.

An ideal candidate will have domain expertise in developing a variety of safety systems for automobiles. This includes development of requirements, initial designs, and working with manufacturers to develop and test these systems all the way to certification. The role will require one to think creatively and be agile in a field that is constantly evolving and improving.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Be part of a small, highly visible team at Cruise working on special projects that look at opportunities to broaden the utility of the Origin Platform, with a focus on assisted mobility.
  • You’ll be the safety systems hardware go-to person that will own and drive the necessary assessments, requirements generation and development enabling addition of new hardware and enhancements for the base Cruise Origin.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Cruise Product safety organization to ensure alignment with the organization’s broader safety and product goals.
  • Lead and drive analysis, setup tools and processes and work with and manage external vendors.
  • Challenge yourself everyday to think creatively in solving problems that need a fine balance of engineering performance, cost and aesthetics while meeting strict safety standards.
  • Provide frequent, timely, and targeted updates to Cruise customers and leadership on program progress relevant to vehicle development activities. 

What you must have:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive engineering
  • 6+ years of post-graduate Automotive or Aerospace design experience
  • Strong CAD (SolidWorks and NX) capabilities, experience using CAD to create 2D/3D concept drawings, seating components, packaging layouts, and DFM studies
  • Familiar with PLM systems (Teamcenter preferred) in a full production environment
  • Experience with OEM or Tier 1 development processes
  • Deep understanding of automotive safety regulation and designing safety systems to meet regulations
  • Familiarity with FMVSS and ECE crash laws and developing hardware that complies to those laws
  • Good knowledge of DFMEAs 
  • Comfortable with change, ability to be self-directed and respond effectively in case of program ambiguities
  • Ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency
  • Ability to create succinct technical reports with clear trade-offs and recommendations
  • Passionate about self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world

Bonus points!

  • Experience with assisted mobility related HW (wheelchairs, transfer seats, ramps, etc)
  • Experience with CAE as it relates to safety systems.
  • Experience with aftermarket niche manufacturing and working with external vendors.
  • Experience with working on a product from concept to production
  • Previous experience working in a consulting environment, with designers and new concept studies.

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.

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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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