Staff Software Engineer, Simulation Apps

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • May 14, 2022
Full time role Engineering: All Engineering: Software

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 Simulation group delivers products that accelerate our autonomous vehicle development, testing, and deployment through specialized frameworks and tools. As a Staff Software Engineer on Sim Driver, you will define and drive systems requirements to enable and support Simulation’s infrastructure. This role collaborates closely with customers and partners to drive resolution of technical issues and tackle complex problems in a multi-functional environment.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Extend the simulation architecture that controls our 2D and 3D simulation frameworks
  • Build and optimize scalable simulator tools and frameworks to support AV development
  • Work in cross-functional groups to define requirements and expand simulation framework capabilities
  • Optimize our simulators and drive efficiency initiatives to lower our costs for local and cloud executions of the simulations.
  • Research and implement authoring and validation tools to ensure our scenarios/tests reflect realistic on-road situations
  • Collaborate with AV Engineers, System Test Engineers, and Systems Engineers to design and implement new simulation features

What you must have:

  • BS, MS or PhD in CS or equivalent real-world experience
  • 10+ years architectural experience in software development including runtime, infrastructure
  • 5+ years C++ experience with demonstrated proficiency in C++14 and above
  • 5+ years Golang and Python3 experience
  • Experience developing modern 3D game engine systems such as: high-performance math libraries, game object frameworks, game data pipelines, animation, physics, and AI
  • Solid understanding of 2D and 3D math used in game engines
  • Ability to communicate well across teams of developers and other staff
  • Expertise in gathering requirements and writing technical design documents
  • Experience implementing unit tests and other software development best practices

Bonus points!

  • Experience building simulation tools for autonomous vehicles or other AI/Robotics applications
  • Experience with RPCs (e.g. gRPC)
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with Bazel or similar build systems
  • Experience with software verification and validation

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
    • Subsidized mental health benefits
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical 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
    • CruiseFlex - a working policy for US-Based Cruisers that lets you and your manager find what working style is best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home or a combination of home and in-office time.
  • 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, T. Rowe Price & Walmart 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.
    • Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO) - a unique equity program where employees, both current and former, have the option to sell any amount of their vested equity on a recurring basis, currently quarterly.

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 HR@getcruise.com.

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.

Vaccine Mandate. 

At Cruise, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #StaySafe culture transcends and informs all we do, and because of this, as of October 31, 2021 Cruise will be mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all US-based Cruisers who need or want to access any of our US Cruise facilities and engage in any business travel — including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event. 

If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, disability, or a strongly-held religious belief, Cruise will consider requests for an accommodation.

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.

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

1001-5000

Sectors

Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Electric Cars