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.

As a Technical Program Manager you will play a critical role coordinating across our sensor and compute architecture, including (but not limited to) lidars, cameras, radars, networking, and compute. You will work to identify key challenges faced within hardware, and partner with  Technical Program Managers to drive programs that address these challenges from a program-level perspective.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with company leaders and our Technical Program Managers, create and own program milestones, cross-team integration points, overall schedule and execution plan, and mentor and assist other program participants in creating plans for their respective areas
  • Develop project roadmaps and delivery plans that align with internal customer needs and major company milestones
  • Build relationships internally, with third-parties, and external manufacturers
  • Manage and drive complex, fast-evolving hardware components during early development, both in-house and by third-party vendor partners
  • Ensure components are built to automotive specification - shock, vibration, weather, EMI, etc - find solutions for early internal development and for long-term manufacturing
  • Track and report on project progress, cost, and schedules; proactively drive corrective action as needed collaborating closely with technical leads
  • Define program metrics & KPIs, set up mechanisms to track/report
  • Manage day to day operational aspects of multiple projects with large teams
  • Keep cross-functional teams informed and aligned on team progress & needs
  • Conduct periodic retrospectives; continuously assess & improve process & tools
  • Organize and/or create appropriate program documentation and communications

What you must have:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering
  • 8+ years of industry experience 
  • Ability to understand complex technical systems
  • Background in Optomechanics 
  • Ability to adapt and operate under ambiguity
  • Strong technical and nontechnical communication skills
  • Ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency
  • Able to confidently bring order and organization to any team

Bonus Points!

  • Background in automotive, defense, aerospace or similar requirement-driven design industry 
  • Experience with large-scale assembly line processes
  • Experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, or complex electromechanical systems
  • Experience using confluence, SmartSheet, JIRA, ERP, PLM

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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