Senior Software Engineer, ML Deployment Tools


  • Full Time

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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.

Cruise is looking for Sr. Software Engineer, ML Deployment Tools to help us build tools and workflows that fully automate ML deployment at Cruise.  Our ML deployment process maps models developed in high level ML frameworks (e.g. PyTorch) to binaries optimized for the resource constrained heterogeneous compute platforms on our cars. This is a unique opportunity to build tools that play a significantly visible role in commercial scaling of AV products.!

In this position, you will be working closely with AV ML engineering teams such as perception/prediction/planning & controls as customers of your tools.  You will also be working closely with our ML compiler team to implement application/tool specific passes in the compiler infrastructure, and contribute to building tools used in the model deployment process – such as linters, debuggers, performance models, parity checkers etc..

If you are looking to solve one of today’s most complex engineering challenges, see the results of your work contributing to building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about and make a positive impact in the world starting in our cities, let's chat!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Analyze, understand and articulate the engineering requirements of preparing high level ML models (PyTorch) for predictable, high quality AV stack integration and deployment. 
  • Introduce innovative tools and techniques into our ML deployment workflow. 
  • Design and implement highly reliable, maintainable, extensible, scalable software components that can be released into production. 
  • Participate and lead in full SDLC and standard software engineering practices, including testing and root-causing issues across the full software stack (including 3P and in-house tools)
  • Lead discussions with 3P vendors (incl. open source communities and closed source support teams) to get issues resolved and to get new enhancements per Cruise roadmap priorities. 

What you must have:

  • Strong expertise in writing production quality C++ code
  • You are comfortable and experienced in software development life cycle – coding, debugging, optimization, testing, integration
  • You have experience with deep learning and deep learning frameworks (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc) and software stack (e.g., TensorRT, MLIR, TVM, XLA etc). 
  • You have a BS, or higher degree, in CS/CE/EE, or equivalent, in industry experience

Bonus points!

  • 1-2 years experience in writing compiler passes (such as PyTorch, Onnx, MLIR, LLVM etc)
  • 2+ years of experience in developing, maintaining and supporting tool developer APIs across different tool applications.
  • Experience in design review and merging into community maintained open source code.   
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work in a diverse, cross-collaborative environment 

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.

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