Principal Software Engineer - Perception (Sensors)

Cruise Automation San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

We're Cruise, the self-driving ride-hailing service.

We are building the world's most advanced, all-electric, self-driving cars to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving cars will help save lives, reimagine cities, redefine time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

At Cruise, our engineers have opportunities to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the cutting-edge of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to solve one of today's most complex engineering challenges, see the results of your work in hundreds of self-driving cars, and make a positive impact in the world starting in our cities, join us.

In this role, you will be the technical authority on all aspects of our Perception stack. You will not only drive the optimization of our current perception stack, but partner with our Hardware Engineering leadership to set the sensor strategy for future vehicle generations. This versatile role requires a broad skill set and extensive collaboration with various teams within Cruise.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with various specialists to get algorithms and ML models deployed and integrated into the Perception stack, with an eye on optimization and simplification of these procedures.

  • Collaborating on runtime optimization and architecting highly performant perception pipelines.

  • Working with hardware teams to guide compute requirements, sensor selection and sensor suite architecture in support of the perception stack, both for current and future vehicle generations.

  • Working on integration of the sensor data into the stack, by designing highly efficient preprocessing pipelines that feed into our algorithms

  • Gathering and organizing requirements for our hardware and sensor teams.

  • Spotting and collaboratively closing gaps in tooling and data introspection to accelerate engineer velocity within Perception.

  • Recruiting top Perception talent to Cruise

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • BS, MS, or higher degree, in CS/CE/EE, or equivalent in industry experience

  • 8+ years of experience in the field of robotics

  • Strong programming skills in modern C++

  • Strong understanding of runtime optimization and software development for runtime-critical systems on Linux

  • Expertise working with various sensor technologies, including Lidar, Radar, and Camera

  • Passionate about self driving car technology and its impact on the world

Bonus points!

  • PhD in machine learning or computer science

  • Experience with ROS, OpenCV, Gazebo, or PCL

  • Experience with CUDA

  • Experience with ML and ML frameworks such as Tensorflow, Caffe, and PyTorch

  • Experience in deploying perception algorithms into real world environments

If this sounds interesting to you, let's chat!

Perks of being a Cruiser

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our self-driving cars go:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals

  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life

  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays

  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

  • Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend

  • Monthly gym stipend

  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats

  • On-site massages

  • State-of-the-art equipment for your work station

Learn more about Life at Cruise through the lens of a Cruiser on our LinkedIn Page.

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, 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.

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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