Engineering Manager, Simulation Analytics

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sep 25, 2020

Job Description

Engineering Manager, Simulation Analytics 

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. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Research and implement tools to track appropriate metrics to ensure our simulations reflect realistic real-world scenarios and to help diagnose missing functionality.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure we are tracking meaningful and valuable metrics.
  • Create and improve data pipelines for evaluating simulated behaviors against real world observation data.
  • Hire, mentor, and motivate the best engineers responsible for supporting systems that will replicate a realistic living world inside of our simulation frameworks.
  • Work with senior leadership, product managers and technical program managers to create and execute on a roadmap for your team to ensure efficient delivery.
  • Continuously and transparently track and report your team’s progress to senior leadership and stakeholders.
  • Define and measure the output goals and KPIs your team will use to measure success.
  • Conduct performance reviews, identify top performers, and support their growth into engineering management or technical leadership.
  • Work side-by-side with engineering leadership and QA to set and follow high quality practices around managing data.

What you must have: 

  • You have experience with modern data processing pipelines and technologies (i.e. Beam, Spark, Hadoop, Airflow).
  • You have experience using at least one column oriented database/data warehouse (i.e. BigQuery, RedShift).
  • You have familiarity with observability systems and best practices for Metrics, Logging, and Tracing.
  • You have familiarity with dashboarding systems for displaying and exploring metrics over time (i.e. Looker, Tableau, Kibana).
  • You have excellent Python coding abilities, with strong system fundamentals and a focus on unit testing
  • You have 2+ years experience managing an engineering team of ~ 3 to 8 engineers focused on building and supporting performant, scalable, cloud-based production systems
  • You have 5+ years experience working on data engineering, analytics, and/or experimentation design
  • Clear track record of effective collaboration with customers and continuous delivery of quality results. Comfortable collaborating with data scientists, machine learning engineers, and platform teams.
  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or equivalent experience.

Bonus Points!

  • Experience in experimental computational simulation, especially vehicle simulation software and/or machine learning driven models
  • Experience with fast-growth companies and recruiting/retaining the best talent

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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