Senior Manager, Remote Assistance & Route Planning

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Feb 19, 2021

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: 

The Senior Engineering Manager is accountable for the strategy and execution of the Route Planning and Remote Assistance teams.

Route planning lives at the highest level of the car's autonomous stack and its job is to find discretization and abstractions that accurately capture the intuitive way humans think about driving at a lane level (what it means to be in a lane, what it means for a lane to be blocked, how to respond to unexpected events, how to describe intersections, turns, and lane changes, and the places where it's safe and legal to pullover and drop-off/pick-up passengers).

Remote Assistance is responsible for providing human augmented autonomous vehicle directives safely and in real-time; this involves creating intuitive and responsive UI/UX, establishing a safe and robust communication system with the car, understanding how planning and perception stacks work and how humans can augment car’s capabilities. This role includes setting high-level technical direction by working with Technical Product Managers to build project roadmaps, prioritize work and execute against those plans. This also includes building a world-class engineering organization capable of scaling as the company grows; this includes mentoring and growing strong engineering managers.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Lead and grow a group of three robotics software engineering teams 
  • Work with your team, Technical Project Managers, and external stakeholders to build, prioritize and execute against an engineering roadmap
  • Guide the team to create a technical direction and execution plan to solve ambiguous autonomous vehicle problems
  • Balance interrupt-driven work against those long term plans
  • Create and uphold engineering processes as we scale 
  • Represent your team in cross-functional and executive meetings
  • Embody Cruise behaviors: Stay Safe, Own It, Stay Focused, Seek Truth, Work Together, Be Humble

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • Managed multiple teams and initiatives in a fast-paced engineering organization on the company critical path
  • Successfully scaled software engineering teams by growing engineering managers and driving external leadership recruiting
  • A track record of shipping scalable production-quality software for complex products
  • Experience as an engineer delivering results within large-scale, robotics, or safety-critical project environments
  • Self-motivation to proactively lead your team to deliver high quality and value software

Bonus points:

  • Domain experience in path planning, route planning, low latency network systems, UI/UX development, streaming services
  • Contributing production-quality C++ software at scale 
  • Exposure to verifying and validating safety-critical software and systems 
  • Experience developing autonomous vehicles

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.

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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