Senior Software Engineer, Mapping

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 self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back 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.

Mapping provides navigational knowledge and intelligence of the world to AV so as to allow it to reason and maneuver safely while driving autonomously. We build complex web tools to enable human mappers to complete 3D and 2D mapping with the aid of machine learning suggestions. These tools are for displaying data about maps, differences in maps and presenting various versions layers and transformations of our maps to other organizations at Cruise. We are responsible for tooling and dashboards to shepherd maps along our mapping pipeline from raw lidar point cloud ingestion to deploying finished maps to cars.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design and implement backend systems to manage our growing fleet of autonomous vehicles

  • Work closely with vehicle engineering to enable real-time vehicle communication and feedback

  • Develop APIs for client services and vehicle communication

  • Own technical projects from start to finish

  • Consider the effects of projects across multiple teams and proactively manage conflicts

What you must have:

  • Experience building scalable backend APIs

  • Experience with SOA or microservice-based architectures

  • Experience working with relational databases

  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, Math, Physics, or equivalent real-world experience

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

  • Attention to detail and a passion for correctness

  • Expertise with tools, systems and processes required to accomplish the job

  • 3-10 years of industry experience

Bonus points!

  • Experience writing in Node.js, Python, C++, or similar

  • Experience working with Docker development and deployment workflows

  • Experience installing, configuring, and managing AWS or on-premises server infrastructure

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • 401(k) Cruise matching program

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

  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays

  • Healthy meals and snacks provided

  • Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend

  • Monthly wellness stipend

  • Commuter benefits

  • We're Integrated

  • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.

  • We're Funded

  • GM, Honda, SoftBank, and T. Rowe Price have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.

  • We're Independent

  • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the bleeding-edge of technology, but also define it.

  • We're Vested

  • You won't just own your work here, you'll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with Cruise to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way.

We also consider for employment qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws. 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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