Senior Technical Product Manager, Localization & Calibration

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Apr 06, 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.

AV Technical Product Managers define the on-road behavior for our self-driving cars. The Localization & Calibration Technical Product Manager will ensure that the core AV capabilities get our customers to where they want to go safely.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Enabling autonomous driving by defining the core AV product capabilities to the highest safety and quality standards. This will require combining excellent product judgment with a strong, technical understanding of the software stack. You will become a specialist in AV data 
  • Develop long term product strategies to scale as Cruise grows its fleet
  • Partner closely with engineering to learn how the self-driving software works and to generate requirements for new features and systems. Through positive relationships with engineering and external partners, you will turn product insights into engineering deliverables that improve AV on-road performance and ensure AV safety. 
  • Develop and be responsible for your product roadmap. You will consistently balance multiple goals and priorities. You will ensure that there is a strong alignment between engineering and product teams.

What you must have:

  • 5+ years experience in shipping technical products from ideation to launch
  • 3+ years experience in technical product management
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in science, engineering, or math
  • An analytical and scientific attitude with the ability to tell a story using data
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Deep empathy of engineering development lifecycle
  • Comfort with ambiguity: apply structured, analytical thinking to new, undefined problems
  • Be comfortable with data, statistics and asking the right questions to inform decisions
  • Initiative and curiosity: a keen interest in improving the status quo; going above and beyond to enable our teams and mission

Bonus Points!

  • Experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, sophisticated electromechanical systems, and safety-critical products is a plus
  • Built products using machine learning or computer vision
  • Background partnering with hardware and go to market 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
    • 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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