Staff Software Engineer, Machine Learning Infrastructure

Cruise LLC
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Job Description

We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re 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.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

As an engineer on this team, you will be responsible for building and supporting a petabyte-scale data platform in the cloud and providing powerful foundations for MLI’s tools, frameworks, and services. Responsibilities include ensuring scalable, transparent, and reliable data ingestion and management; development of fast, robust, and spike-resistant data consumption, data mining, and processing tools for the entire company; and development of orchestration for large-scale post-processing, and computational pipelines.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Use the latest cloud technologies to own, design, implement, and test scalable distributed data systems in the cloud. Champion engineering excellence by continuously improving systems and processes
  • Own technical projects from start to finish, contribute to the team’s product roadmap, and be responsible for major technical decisions and tradeoffs. Effectively participate in team’s planning, code reviews and design discussions
  • Consider the effects of projects across multiple teams and proactively manage conflicts. Work together with partner teams and orgs to achieve cross-departmental goals and satisfy broad requirements
  • Conduct technical interviews with well-calibrated standards and play an essential role in recruiting activities. Effectively onboard and mentor junior engineers and/or interns

What you must have:

  • 10+ (Staff level) years working with big data
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure on the cloud with Python, Java, or Golang (or similar)
  • Experience working with relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Beam or other data processing tools
  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or another relevant field; or equivalent real-world experience
  • Passionate about self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world
  • Attention to detail and a passion for truth
  • A track record of efficiently solving complex problems
  • Startup mentality - openness to dealing with unknown unknowns and wearing many hats

Bonus points!

  • Demonstrable expertise in a major database product
  • Proficiency in writing SQL queries for analytic purposes
  • C++ proficiency
  • Relevant publications

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
  • One Medical membership
  • Subsidized mental health benefits
  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Fertility Benefits
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
  • CruiseFlex - a working policy for US-Based Cruisers that lets you and your manager find what working style is best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home or a combination of home and in-office time.

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, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price & Walmart 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 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.
  • Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO) - a unique equity program where employees, both current and former, have the option to sell any amount of their vested equity on a recurring basis, currently quarterly.

Company Info.

Cruise LLC

Cruise LLC is an American self-driving car company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2013 by Kyle Vogt and Dan Kan, Cruise tests and develops autonomous car technology. The company is a largely-autonomous subsidiary of General Motors.

  • Industry
    Automotive,Autonomous technology
  • No. of Employees
    1,900
  • Location
    333 Brannan St, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
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