Staff Systems Engineer, Fault Management and Degraded States

Cruise

  • Full Time

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Owning the higher level of systems engineering, this team is responsible for establishing effective and constructive bridges between the Cruise top level stakeholders. As a staff engineer in the fault management team, you will be working on requirements development, validation, and verification efforts. You will also share in the team’s impact on all aspects of systems engineering. You will collaborate closely with Product Managers, Program Managers, Hardware and Software Engineers, and Systems Engineers to drive success toward the major initiatives at Cruise.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Create a strategy for fault management architecture, including design principles and requirements.

  • Define redundancy architecture for autonomous vehicle systems.

  • Plan and implement integrated system Fault Management and Autonomy Verification and Validation programs.

  • Lead trade off and architecture discussions at all levels of requirements management

  • Translate the product vision into a set of high level requirements inclusive of the Operational Design Domain (ODD), functions, performance requirements, and features

  • Perform analysis to derive technical program requirements to meet business objectives

  • Develop incremental system capabilities towards program milestones

  • Contribute to reviews to communicate major results and decisions: design reviews, verification strategy, launch readiness reviews

What you must have:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or another related field

  • 7+ years of postgraduate experience in systems engineering, robotics, or other related fields

  • Demonstrated experience with fault-tolerance strategies and architectures for safety and mission-critical systems

  • Knowledge of requirements management tools (e.g. Jama, DNG, DOORS)

  • Ability to understand complex technical systems

  • Ability to adapt and operate under ambiguity

  • Prioritize while maintaining the tasks at hand

  • Strong technical and nontechnical communication skills across a diverse set of stakeholders

  • Ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency

Bonus Points!

  • Proven track record of successful systems engineering for a safety-critical product

  • Experience with autonomous vehicles

  • Experience building and scaling systems engineering processes and tools across multiple programs

The salary range for this position is $170,000 – 250,000. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.

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, lets you and your manager find the working style that’s best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home, or a combination of home and in-office time. – learn more about CruiseFlex here
  • 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, and 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. We offer a new kind of equity program called Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO), which combines IPO-like liquidity with the stability of remaining private – learn more about RLO here

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.

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