Senior Software Engineer, Parallel Programming (MLA - Libraries)

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 27, 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. 

As a member of Cruise’s Machine Learning Accelerators (MLA) Team, you will help build the infrastructure for developing and maintaining a high-performant and reliable Autonomous Vehicle software. You will collaborate with other engineers to build systems, frameworks/libraries and automated processes to understand and solve performance critical issues, in a real-time safety-critical system. Specifically, this team is responsible for developing, delivering and maintaining low-level APIs and libraries of acceleration kernels optimized for MLAs. These library kernels are designed to be leveraged by application software (e.g., perception) to perform common sensor processing, math, data movement and MLA interfacing functions, with high performance and low runtime variation criteria in mind. The libraries will also provide cross-targetability to multiple MLAs (e.g., GPUs, DSPs, SIMD extensions, custom chips, etc). 

What you'll be doing: 

  • Define and lead the team’s vision and roadmap for software runtime optimizations
  • Design, develop and productionize library solutions and kernels that are reusable, retargetable, performance portable, and deterministic (minimum runtime variance)
  • Design, develop and productionize tools and methods for debugging and improving runtime performance of different AV software components and sub-systems
  • Lead cross-functional projects and initiatives for deploying library solutions across AV software stack, for improving software stability and efficiency
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams, to diagnose performance bottlenecks and design processes, workflows, and frameworks to improve diagnosis capabilities
  • Analyze the software architecture and help engineering teams convert algorithmic bottlenecks into specific software optimizations
  • Contribute to strategic hiring across the company. Able to become a Bar Raiser continuously raising the hiring bar for Cruise.
  • Provide mentorship and leverage the team’s fullest potential to achieve ambitious technical goals.

What you must have:

  • Solid background in working with data parallel accelerators (e.g. GPUs, SIMD extensions, etc) and languages (e.g. CUDA, OpenCL)
  • Strong system fundamentals and coding abilities (C++)
  • Strong background in computer architecture and operating systems
  • Solid understanding of how to design high-performant software systems
  • Experience leading and delivering high impact projects
  • Experience developing data- and thread-level parallel programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 6+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment
  • MS or PhD in CS, or related technical field

Bonus points! 

  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages
  • Experience with real-time operating systems or software design
  • Experience with designing software applications for safety critical systems

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