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Senior Research Scientist II

AI Research

Posted on 7/19/2023



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops electric autonomous vehicles

Industrial & Manufacturing
Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$163.2k - $240k


San Francisco, CA, USA

Lab & Research
AI & Machine Learning
Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Computer Vision
  • What you'll be doing: Conduct research to solve critical issues where a solution is uncertain and highly ambiguous
  • Propose and execute alternative solutions and challenge the status quo
  • Implement research ideas, conduct experiments and summarize results and findings
  • Build collaborative relationships with stakeholder teams and oversee smooth tech transfers and eventual deployment on Cruise's AVs
  • Follow and understand progress and trends from academia, and extend them to Cruise's problems
  • Publish at top-tier conferences and journals
  • Over time, you are expected to grow into a domain expert and lead a team to tackle larger challenges
  • What you must have: PhD in computer science / robotics or a related field with multiple research publications in top conferences or journals where you were one of the primary authors; alternatively, BSc/MSc with seminal research publications
  • Strong expertise in machine learning / computer vision / graphics / robotics / planning / simulation
  • Track record of driving ML research projects from start to completion, including conception, problem definition, experimentation, iteration, and finally publication or productization
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or C++
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using deep-learning frameworks, e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc. Experience in deploying experimental algorithms and models into real-world environments
  • Experience in conducting self-driving research projects
  • Experience in the autonomous driving industry
Desired Qualifications
  • Points!

Cruise is developing all-electric and emission-free self-driving vehicles, prioritizing safety and accessibility through testing in urban environments and integrated manufacturing at scale. Their technology approach involves advanced autonomous systems and electric vehicle technology.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Flexible vacation

Paid holidays

Paid parental leave

Fertility & family expansion benefits

401k matching program

Monthly social events

Community volunteering programs

Healthy meals & snacks for onsite employees

Quarterly offsites & working retreats

Monthly wellness stipend

Mental health support

Professional development programs

On-site gym in SF HQ

Commuter benefits for onsite employees

Medical, dental & vision coverage