Staff Software Engineer, Maps

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Feb 09, 2021

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. What you’ll be doing: This is a role for someone who has built large scale productionized distributed systems in the past and is comfortable leading projects and mentoring team members.   Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical leadership in architecting, implementing, and rolling out the next generations of our Map data storage and labeling at Cruise.
  • Collaborate with others, from hardworking team members within your group, through smart technologists in other functions like machine learning, AI, or data science, to responsible leaders across Cruise.
  • Build up strong relationships with people in the organization, meaningfully collaborating, and building trust.
  • Be a role model and mentor for others on acting with good judgment and responsibility. 
  • Have vision and identify strategically important problems, inefficiencies, or opportunities for meaningful improvements.
  • Raise the bar on engineering excellence by improving standard methodologies, producing best in class of code, documentation, testing, and monitoring..
What you must have:
  • 8+ years as a developer.
  • Strong experience in building, shipping, debugging, and operating full stack web services in a production environment.
  • Have owned and shipped products used by end consumers.
  • Expert knowledge in designing, building and deploying large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience communicating well across functions and groups, including product, design, and end users.
  • Strong skills in debugging distributed production systems and tracing behavior across multiple microservices.
  • Strong knowledge of API design, SOA, microservices, Node.js (or equivalent), and HTTP.
  • Knowledge of front end frameworks like React, Redux, Mapbox (or equivalent) etc.
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL. 
  • Passionate about building web services and reusable software components: how they're used, how they scale, how they fit together and how they break
Bonus Points:
  • Knowledge of computer vision, machine learning, or automated cartographic error detection in maps
  • Knowledge or experience working with PostGIS
  • Deep experience working with the internals of Node.js
  • Experience designing performant geo-spatial APIs
  • Experience in Typescript
  • Experience with Linear Algebra & Single Variable Calculus.
  • Experience debugging node internals and performance issues in production deployments
  • Experience in event driven programming and managing distributed state
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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Electric Cars, Autonomous Vehicles

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