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About the role:

Cruise is looking for a Systems Engineer to define functional and technical requirements for feature development and validation of lidar, camera and/or radar sensor systems for autonomous vehicle applications.


  • Develop functional, technical, feature, system, and subsystem requirements for the development and validation of sensor technologies (e.g., lidar, radar, camera)
  • Provide engineering with detailed design specifications to support the development and validation of next generation sensors for integration into autonomous vehicles
  • Lead the development of and traceability of system, subsystem, and component level requirements for testing and validation
  • Analyze and negotiate requirements with internal and external stakeholders, tracing their implementation throughout product development and integration
  • Support system FMEA process & develop DFMEA for recording potential failure modes and planned corrective actions
  • Apply ISO 26262 to manage safety related requirements
  • Identify technical and business issues, leading efforts to track and resolve them before they become engineering and operational challenges
  • Apply solid technical understanding, critical reasoning and a structured approach to solving problems from first principles in, at times, unfamiliar domains


  • 5+ years of industry experience developing complex system requirements for sensor evaluation and characterization
  • Strong knowledge of electronic/electro-optical products directly related to ADAS, LiDAR, radar, vision, and other sensor systems engineering for automotive applications
  • Advanced practical knowledge of sensor fusion architectures and systems
  • Experience with automotive active safety systems or similar safety systems
  • BS or MS in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or another relevant engineering field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment that values driving highly ambiguous scenarios to well defined and thoroughly tested requirements

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with robotics or autonomous vehicles
  • Experience with automotive ECU, hardware components, embedded software, or automotive communication protocols (i.e. CAN, automotive Ethernet)
  • Experience working in regulated environment
  • Skilled in cross functional team communication; scrum and agile techniques

Perks of being a Cruiser:

While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

  • The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
  • Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family’s fleet
  • Health and Wellness reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays
  • State of the art equipment for your work station
  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

Take a glimpse through the lens of a Cruiser on our LinkedIn Page 

GM Cruise LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GM Cruise LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. And if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.


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