Staff Software Engineer - Embedded Systems Platform

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 03, 2020

Job Description

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.

The Embedded Systems Team develops the first layer of software on the car, from interfacing with hardware, to moving large amounts of data up the software stack. As a Staff Software Engineer - Embedded Systems Platform you’ll be responsible for designing, documenting, and implementing complex, highly scalable, low-latency software in C++ on Linux-based systems. Your work will be the foundational software on which the rest of Cruise builds upon.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work with other teams to define the system level architecture and strategies for implementation.
  • Initiate large projects with complex architecture, breaking it down to the right logical components so others can be utilized effectively.
  • Improve and deliver reliable software through requirements generation, continuous integration, automated testing, issue tracking, and code reviews
  • Mentor others and be a role model for the team.

What you must have:

  • 10+ years of experience writing production-quality software
  • Board bring-up for x86 or ARM Cortex-A based systems
  • Bootloader experience on the above platforms
  • Writing kernel drivers for: networking, I/O, storage or high-performance data movement
  • One or more of the following: Buildroot, Yocto, OpenEmbedded, OpenWRT
  • Experience with wired and wireless networking technologies including Ethernet, WiFi and wireless sensor networks
  • Knowledge about firmware security, secure communication, TLS and encryption/decryption
  • Experience applying and mentoring team members on software best practices
  • Capable of influencing others and building consensus even over contentious technical debates

Bonus points! 

  • Experience with safety critical development (FDA, FAA, Automotive)
  • Experience with ROS or other robotics middleware platforms
  • Experience working with the following:
    • GPUs or other hardware accelerators
    • Linux kernel scheduling
    • Distributed systems
    • Multi-node NUMA or AMP systems
    • PCIe-based devices
    • ACPI or DeviceTree
    • Secure boot
    • QNX, VxWorks, or similar
    • GRUB, UEFI, U-Boot, or similar

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.

Organization type

Company  

Headcount

1001-5000 employees  

Categories

Transportation & Mobility