Engineering Manager, Localization & Mapping

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 25, 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.

We are looking for a talented Engineering Manager with expertise in State Estimation, Filtering, and Localization. At Cruise, we believe in managers who remain deeply technical, and understand the challenges their teams are facing, even though they may not be contributing code day to day. Our managers coach their teams to success, shield their teams from distractions, and help publicly celebrate wins.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead and grow an engineering team in building a well-tested, high-reliability, and high-integrity localization system, with specific focus on lidar and camera-based SLAM, as well as novel 3D point cloud and feature-based registration techniques
  • Work with your team to set a technical direction including requirements definition, system architecture, implementation, integration, and testing strategies.
  • Conduct code reviews and give guidance on engineering best practices
  • Coordinate your team’s work inside the company: identify priorities, communicate successes and recruit additional resources when challenges arise. 
  • Conduct performance reviews, identify top performers, and support their growth into Engineering Management or Technical Leadership roles.
  • Invest heavily in recruiting by working closely with recruiters, engaging candidates, and identifying opportunities for external engagement to improve the Cruise engineering brand.

What you must have:

  • Master’s / PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related discipline focusing on lidar or visual SLAM, HD mapping, and/or state estimation/sensor fusion.
  • 5+ years industry experience including localization/mapping algorithms for autonomous vehicles.
  • 2+ years experience managing engineering teams and setting their technical direction.
  • Strong skills developing C++ applications in Linux environments.
  • 3+ years experience developing software following modern software engineering best practices.

 

What you must have:

Bonus Points!

  • Experience with ROS.
  • Experience shipping and maintaining in a production environment.
  • Experience characterizing and setting requirements for proprioceptive sensing hardware.
  • Experience with FMEA, FTA, or similar safety analysis techniques. 

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.

Organization type

Company  

Headcount

1001-5000 employees  

Categories

Transportation & Mobility