Staff Software Engineer, Autonomy Capabilities


San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Sep 21

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work with team leads and engineering leadership to prioritize development roadmaps and plan future projects.
  • Invent, extend, design, and develop next-generation features that expand Cruise’s operational driving domain.
  • Influence cross-functional autonomy teams to build consensus on early-stage designs
  • Play a key role in others’ professional development, adding value to their career via improving their technical skills.
  • Improve and deliver reliable software through continuous integration, automated testing and code reviews.

What you must have:

  • A proven record of shipping products in the real world.
  • A passion to see a problem solved, regardless of the technical area or challenge where the problem lies.
  • The ability to be “scrappy” - jump into any codebase and quickly understand what is going on.
  • The desire to root-cause issues, no matter where your search may lead.
  • 7+ years experience as a software engineer writing production-quality code in C++
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to clearly formulate, discuss, and solve novel problems.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Aerospace, Mathematics, Physics, EE, or equivalent experience.

Bonus points!

  • Experience developing safety-critical code (e.g. aerospace)
  • Experience with computational geometry or linear algebra
  • Experience developing elegant state machines and business logic for complex systems
  • Experience developing high-quality software under significant latency and performance constraints (e.g. video games, high-frequency trading)
  • Motion planning and robotics experience

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