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.

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with experience in thermal mechanical packaging, hardware design, and mechanical validation testing. In this position, you will be part of the Hardware - Thermal Mechanical team, which is responsible for developing the thermal mechanical management for our autonomous vehicles compute system.  You will interact with electrical engineers, layout engineers, thermal engineers, SI engineers, embedded system engineers, technical program managers internally and various vendors externally to ensure high quality components are designed.

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:

  • Work with cross functional vehicle integration teams to come up with the detailed requirements for thermal mechanical management systems 
  • Gather requirements, studying design trade off, and defining detailed specification for mechanical components
  • Drive mechanical design and validation efforts which includes mechanical manufacturing process with tolerance stack up, and sub-system testing 
  • Work with Tier1/2/Contract Manufacturers vendors on component development plan, clarifying technical queries, system tolerance analyses
  • Create DFMEA, statement of work, and engineering documentations
  • Perform FEA and optimize design based on results
  • Create and update 2D drawings using GD&T
  • Create and update tolerance analyses, component and system level

What you must have:

  • 5+ years of experience with mechanical engineering with proficiency in: thermal mechanical management including thermal interface material, system tolerance stackup, manufacturing processes (die cast, molding)
  • Proficiency of structural and thermal simulations
  • Proficiency in Solidworks (NX and Creo acceptable)
  • Proficiency in standard manufacturing processes and common material properties
  • Fluent in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience in electro-mechanical integration
  • Demonstrate full ownership of assigned systems/components
  • Understand timelines and determining project deadlines in order to meet program timing
  • BS or MS in mechanical engineering or a related discipline

Bonus Points!

  • Experience in opto-mechanical systems
  • Experience in manufacturing process for high volume production
  • Experience in root cause analysis
  • Experience with compute thermal mechanical systems for vehicles
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence

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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