Engineering Manager, Systems Test Engineering

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sep 26, 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 Software Systems Test Engineering Manager to help us evaluate, test and challenge the integration of multiple software components at a vehicle level. In this position, you will define test strategies and plans, execute test runs, analyze test results and collaborate with our software developers, infrastructure, platform, systems engineering, testing frameworks and simulation team to test the AV software to ensure highly reliable systems.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working side by side with developers to release high-quality features with extensive regression testing and defining verification plans for autonomous vehicle systems
  • Working in tandem with Systems Engineering teams and OEM partners to establish test coverage, ownership, and coordinate testing across teams and geographies
  • Drive from initial designs to production level testing using a plethora of internal tools and technologies
  • Define and implement repeatable, realistic and targeted tests
  • Analyze test failures and work with developers to resolve them
  • Being an outstanding customer for simulation and testing tool development teams
  • Help define and measure KPIs for quality.  Develop and maintain dashboards that allow for quick pulse checks and actionable results
  • Foster a healthy and inclusive team environment where diversity is celebrated and team members have an opportunity to do their life’s best work and grow every day.
  • Hire, mentor, and motivate an exceptional team of System Test Engineers responsible for releasing mission critical products
  • Contribute to strategic hiring across the company, and provide accurate assessments for hiring and promotions of potential and current team members
  • Understanding the subsystem level impact of testing coverage choices and guiding the team to make efficient and effective testing trade-offs
  • Determine strategies for translating on road incidents into robust and maintainable tests to ensure on road performance


What you must have:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in implementing, managing and configuring test solutions for integrated software/robotics systems
  • Mix of hands-on skills and management experience in mission-critical product development environments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Extensive experience building test plans, regression testing, and root cause analysis
  • Data driven decision making ability
  • Strong cross functional communication and collaboration
  • Proven success in detail oriented test plan design and execution
  • Ability to learn quickly, starting with little information and quickly becoming an expert in your domain
  • BS or MS in Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience


Bonus Points!

  • Experience with setting up complex test management systems and databases
  • Experience with working with robotics background dealing with sensor noise or non-ideal actuation
  • Experience working with programming/scripting languages to automate tooling
  • Experience working with offshore teams

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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