Senior Engineering Manager, Machine Learning Infrastructure

Seattle, WA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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.

*Position can be based in Seattle or San Francisco.

Our MLI (Machine Learning Infrastructure) group at Cruise develops infrastructure and AI Platforms to support the unique needs of AI Innovation and supports various use cases to enable our Perception, Planning, Data Science and many teams in Cruise to do scalable and quick ML experimentations and increase ML engineers velocity, exploring cutting edge ML techniques, and enables a plethora of use case. Our infrastructure and platform offerings cover Data Infrastructure, Ground Truth and Machine Learning Platform. All this combined offers various tools and systems to enable Cruise to scale to the many self-driving challenges and accelerate our commercialization efforts.

The Senior Leader will lead the growth and organization of the group, supporting scaling the organization to achieve its mission and enable Cruise to be successful, work with other senior leaders in creating long term vision and execution strategies to ensure we have a step function change in our product offering to support the 10x scale we are anticipating, communicate this vision and strategies and ensure the right org structure and support to execute and deliver, build partnerships with customers, PM, TPMs and various functions to ensure the overall mission and execution of the group is on track as well as support org wide activities to ensure the overall success of CruiseAI and Cruise as a whole.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Lead and grow multiple teams of engineers and engineering managers within the MLI organization
  • Ensure org health and structure are optimal for smooth execution of the MLI goals
  • Ensure better engineering best practices are adopted and followed and the quality of the product offerings are at a high bar.
  • Drive strategic planning, vision setting and establishing scalable processes for execution.
  • Build and retain world-class engineering teams through mentorship and career development.
  • Work with teams across Cruise to foster a collaborative culture of testing, safety, and documentation
  • Pursue transformative technologies that enable us to support 10x scaling and bring affordable productivity to bend the cost curve while driving significant change for ML engineering productivity.
  • Serve as an embodiment of our values
  • Invest heavily in recruiting, identifying opportunities for external engagement to improve the Cruise engineering brand
  • Help define, build, and embody Cruise engineering culture and principles
  • Embody Cruise behaviors: Stay Safe, Own It, Stay Focused, Seek Truth, Work Together, Be Humble
What you must have:
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research or other technical field
  • Prior experience managing, leading, and growing multiple teams and building strong organizations.
  • Proven track record of shipping production-quality software for mission-critical or complex software products
  • Experience managing teams and initiatives in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience thinking strategically with analytical and problem-solving experience
Bonus Points!
  • Prior experience with ML Platforms
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 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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