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.

Cruise is actively seeking a senior-level engineering technician lead for the San Francisco autonomous vehicle hardware team. We are a dynamic and rapidly expanding team that is supporting hardware development in the autonomous vehicle field.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage and track program resource allocation and team tasks. Proactively communicate project updates to stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement new manufacturing line processes. This includes: equipment definition, fixture design/validation, build instructions, inventory control, build travelers, and other record keeping platforms.
  • Continuously improve team processes and workflows, striving for better traceability, quality, and efficiency.
  • Drive root cause analysis (RCA) for line build quality or technical issues and define steps for resolution.
  • Mentor, train, and bring up new technicians; prioritize team and individual professional development.
  • Manage the manufacturing lab spaces and maintain an organized, safe, clean, and healthy work environment.
  • Observe and enforce all safety standards. Drive a culture of safety, risk management, and actively strive to prevent accidents and injuries.

What you must have:

  • 6+ years technical experience in manufacturing, hardware, robotics, or aerospace industries
  • 3+ years experience as a technical people manager or similar management position (AV/EV or R&D Mfg. preferred)
  • Formal education in Engineering Technology or trade school major. BS, AS, technology trade certificate, or work experience equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to use general electrical, assembly, and lab diagnostic tools
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems
  • Ability to thrive in a cooperative, rapidly changing team setting with aggressive goals and challenging timelines.
  • Proven track record showing a strong background with emphasis on safety, quality of work, and technical aptitudeion listed for US immigration work visa eligibility assessment)

Bonus points!

  • Working knowledge of Git and terminal based computer commands
  • Knowledge of computer hardware components, AV systems, ADAS or other sensor suite components
  • Basic programming in Python or C++

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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