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Staff Engineer
Maneuver Planning Architecture & Acceleration, P&C
Posted on 5/5/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • A proven record of shipping products in the real world
  • A passion to see a problem solved, regardless of the technical area or challenge where the problem lies
  • Experience as a tech lead or technical manager, setting the technical direction for a team
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build consensus with a team of experts
  • Humility to seek the best solution, even if it wasn't your idea
  • BS, MS, or higher degree, in CS/CE/EE/ME, or equivalent industry experience
  • 5+ years of experience working in a robotics or safety critical environment or related field
  • Expertise in C++, Python, and modern software development environments and practices (familiarity with Git, Jira, for example)
  • Ability to clearly define and motivate problems and solutions in technical writing
  • Collaboratively define a technical vision and roadmap for the Planning stack architecture
  • Create an efficient and performant framework for implementing Planning and Controls algorithms by other teams
  • Design and deploy extensible and well-tested shared libraries that will be used by many engineers across the organization
  • Accelerate team's effectiveness and efficiency by designing scalable automation tools for testing, data collection and analysis, debugging, and performance monitoring
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the team
  • Drive highly technical projects across multiple teams
  • Architect the overall AV stack together with Perception, Prediction, Planning, and Controls engineers
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with state-of-the-art robotics algorithms
  • Experience developing safety-critical code (e.g. aerospace)
  • Strong experience with state-of-the-art Deep RL, IRL, and imitation learning
  • Experience in code optimization or high performance computing
  • Experience with time-series data analysis and online performance monitoring tools
  • Experience with CUDA/GPU programming
  • Experience with ROS

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 Values
  • Stay safe
  • Stay focused
  • Own it
  • Seek truth
  • Work together
  • Be humble