Engineering Manager, Machine Learning Infrastructure

San Francisco, CA

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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.

About the role:

*This position can be based in Seattle or San Francisco.*

At Cruise, the Machine Learning Infrastructure organization (MLI) builds the essential tools, frameworks, and services used by every engineer at Cruise. MLI’s goal is to greatly accelerate the development cycle of AV engineers by building the infrastructure to process, analyze, and learn from the many petabytes of data coming from our AVs, simulated tests, and real time services, empowering engineers to focus on improving the car’s safety and performance.

As an Engineering Manager on this team, you will be responsible for actively setting the team direction, mentoring engineers, and developing a shared vision with input from the team, customers, and stakeholders. You will also conduct ongoing performance evaluations to recognize and promote top performers. Finally, you will hire the best talent to raise the performance bar in your team and Cruise.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with your manager, TPMs, PMs, PMTs, and customers to align on the team’s mission and priorities.
  • Work with technical lead(s) to set and communicate the technical direction for the team, and anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges
  • Drive software engineering standard methodologies both within the team and across the company
  • Responsible for the overall tech health of the team’s systems. Ensure that policies and SLAs are honored through continuous auditing and monitoring.
  • Responsible for the quality of the team’s deliverables and ensuring that it meets customers expectations
  • Responsible for hiring, growing and developing a team of engineers
  • Foster a healthy and collaborative culture
  • Serve as an embodiment of Cruise’s values

What you must have:

  • 3+ years experience managing teams that support scalable production systems
  • 8+ years experience in software engineering roles
  • Experience with core GCP technologies such as Dataflow, BigQuery, Cloud SQL
  • Experience with big machine learning infrastructure teams
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, or equivalent real world experience

Bonus points!

  • Experience writing Go, or a desire to learn
  • Experience working with Docker and Kubernetes, especially for running GPU workloads
  • Experience writing modern production C++ and Python applications
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 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.

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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