Systems Test Engineer - Planning

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 27, 2020

Job Description

We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re 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.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

About the role:

We are seeking a dynamic Systems Test Engineer to support the testing and quality assurance of our autonomous vehicles software planning sub-system as well as system level testing for the entire software stack. You will be responsible for creating tests in various simulation frameworks, reviewing test results to gate merge/release, comparing on-road and simulation results to understand testing gaps, training others on the creation and analysis of tests, and designing new test tools and improvements to existing tools.

An ideal candidate will have experience with systems level testing and validation on products that incorporate hardware and software. In this role you will be responsible for generating test programs and scripts. You will have a direct impact on Cruises’ future products by ensuring elite solutions to demanding test and engineering challenges.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Release metrics and gating
    • Create and validate large test suites to cover our operational domain.
    • Repair/replace failing tests.  Devise methods to minimize future failures.
    • Coordinate effort to triage road failures, use triage results to understand & document the test gaps, and work with Simulation, Systems Engineering, and Data Science to close identified gaps.
    • Gate release to on-road testing using test results.
    • Work with Safety officer to develop evidence for public safety argument
  • Feature development
    • Create test strategies and test plans for new features.
    • Train users on test creation, execution, and analysis.
    • Review all tests that will be used to verify a feature.
    • Perform test analysis (including root causing failures) for new features.
    • Gate merge using test results and clearly documented analysis.
  • Framework improvement
    • Create detailed JIRA tickets against existing test frameworks and tools to address bugs and pain points; continually improve our testing capabilities.
    • Create design docs for new tools to increase our testing capabilities, working with Simulation, Systems Engineering, Data Science, and Data Analytics teams to ensure alignment.  Ensure these tools as implemented meet our needs.
    • Prototype test tools for future implementation in the production environment.
  • Organizational
    • Exhaustively document best practices.
    • Train and mentor other Systems Test Engineers.
    • Represent Systems Test in cross-functional teams

What you must have:

  • 1-3 years of related root cause analysis experience or complex trouble shooting across multidisciplinary systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to convince other organizations to address issues in a timely manner through thorough documentation and presentation.
  • Strong spatial comprehension and computational skills
  • Strong foundation in physics, motion control, and kinematics
  • Professional experience with Python/C++ and SQL
  • Passionate about self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world
  • Minimum BS degree in electrical engineering, industrial engineering, computer engineering, math, physics, or other relevant course of study

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
    • One Medical membership
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental leave
    • Fertility Benefits 
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
  • We’re Remote Friendly
    • We believe that your value to the team can be provided at a Cruise office or from the comfort of your home. Depending on your function, enjoy the flexibility of remote work and join our growing community of remote employees in the continental United States.
  • 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, Microsoft, SoftBank, & 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 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. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

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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