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Senior Research Scientist II
AI Research
Updated on 3/27/2023
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Computer Vision
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • 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!

1,001-5,000 employees

Self-driving car service
Company Overview
Cruise's is building self-driving vehicles to improve life in our cities. The company makes autonomous, sustainable, self-driving EVs.
  • 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
Company Core Values
  • Stay safe
  • Stay focused
  • Own it
  • Seek truth
  • Work together
  • Be humble