Engineering Manager, Hardware in the Loop (HiL)

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Dec 04, 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.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead a team of HiL engineers to architect, design and build benches for components, subsystems and AV Systems. 
  • Manage and organize the system level test requirements and develop verification & validation test cases to ensure the interactions between AV system and host vehicle system. 
  • Work with Engineering Manager(s), Technical Program Managers, and others at Cruise and OEM partners to create and execute on a roadmap for your team.
  • Collaborate with technical leads to set the technical direction for the team, and anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges.
  • Grow and develop a team of engineers effectively assigning tasks to HiL engineers on your team in line with overarching Cruise priorities.
  • Optimize the systems, tools, processes, and infrastructure to ensure that benches are properly prioritized and built correctly and on schedule, test cases and procedures are properly documented and conducted according to SW release schedules. 
  • Work with test stakeholders to scope facility, equipment and staffing needs for benches built and system integration tests.
  • Support design of electromechanical testing environments at the system level to validate new hardware designs, improve AV safety, reliability, and performance.
  • Train and mentor team members in order to improve how they solve problems and conduct tests, as well as develop technical growth plans for each individual on your team.
  • Balance resources and prioritize work for the team to meet long-term goals and key metrics.
  • Foster a healthy and collaborative culture which focuses on individual engagement and development.
  • Serve as an embodiment of Cruise values.
  • Drive a culture of safety at all times.

What you must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, Automotive, Industrial, or similar Engineering background.
  • 8+ years of postgraduate experience in an industrial, manufacturing, automotive, robotics, or similar industry.
  • Experience with autonomous driving compute systems, sensors and communication protocols, simulation environments. (e.g., NI/dSPACE/Vector)
  • Experience with requirements verification and validation testing, from test cases / procedure development to test execution.
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, and software component integration, plus troubleshooting complex issues during system integration process.

Bonus points!

  • Programming skills for purposes of automated testing and data processing. (e.g., scripting, Python)
  • Experience in test traceability from system level to component level.

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

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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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