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Staff Network Access Engineer, Security



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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.

In our cars, you’re free to be yourself. It’s the same here at Cruise. We’re creating a culture that values the experiences and contributions of all of the unique individuals who collectively make up Cruise, so that every employee can do their best work.

Cruise is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, both in our workplace and in our products. 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, come join us. Even if you might not meet every requirement, we strongly encourage you to apply. You might just be the right candidate for us.

Cruise’s Network Access Engineering team is seeking a Network Security Engineer to help us design and operate secure, scalable access networks across our growing global footprint of facilities.

You will be essential for ensuring Cruise’s network designs are secure and that we’ve an effective, consolidated network automation strategy encompassing observability, device lifecycle management, security policy and vulnerability remediation.

You are a network security SME with strong, influential opinions on networking and network access security, ensuring Cruise's network architectures have security baked-in as a basis of their designs.

Your scope includes (but not limited to): Identity management, access-layer network controls, policy management & enforcement, remote client VPN system strategy & architecture, endpoint vulnerability identification & remediation, and edge access policy dissemination.

If you're interested in building and operating the global network that supports our autonomous driving mission, let's talk!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Create and maintain standards-based network designs for Cruise’s access network infrastructure

  • Shape a convergence strategy for our current mix of Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto, Fortinet and Aruba network equipment that exist across disparate network teams

  • Create, manage, and maintain access network infrastructure documentation

  • Identify, build and mature common access network workflows and design

  • Help build, maintain, and automate Cruise’s global network, focusing on secure authentication and authorization mechanisms

  • Own the remediation of security vulnerabilities, including implementing network access controls through systems like Cisco ISE and/or FreeRADIUS

  • Design and implement robust network security policies and procedures through centralized management and automation of network devices

  • Participate in an on-call rotation

What you must have:

  • Experience running and guiding network operations and observability initiatives

  • Senior resource in a network operations team supporting Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto, Fortinet and Aruba platforms

  • Experience deploying and operating wired Ethernet & WiFi wireless access networks

  • Expertise in managing and utilizing network monitoring systems

  • Expert knowledge of network security best-practices and design patterns

  • Demonstrated hands-on network design and operations experience

  • Hands-on knowledge and troubleshooting experience of L2 and L3 networking and routing protocols (802.11x, STP, IPv4, IS-IS, BGP, etc.)

  • Expert level knowledge of edge firewall technologies, remote VPN solutions, and SASE & SD-WAN architectures

  • Experience with automation platforms/technologies such as: Terraform, GitHub and Ansible

Bonus Points:

  • Strong understanding of NAC concepts and experience with 802.1x implementations

  • Hands-on experience with Cloud deployments in GCP, AWS and Azure

  • Experience with additional automation platforms/technologies such as: CI/CD, Nautobot, Chronosphere, Humio

  • Python or Golang programming experience with a desire for leading DevOps practices

  • Understanding of SRE best practices and experience with publishing service SLOs

The salary range for this position is $173,400 - $255,000. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, long-term incentives, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.

Why Cruise?

Our benefits are here to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Medical / dental / vision, Life and AD&D
  • Subsidized mental health benefits
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Paid parental, medical, family care, and military leave of absence
  • 401(k) Cruise matching program
  • Fertility benefits
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible Spending Account & Health Saving Account
  • Perks Wallet program for benefits/perks
  • Pre-tax Commuter benefit plan for local employees
  • CruiseFlex, our location-flexible work policy. (Learn more about CruiseFlex).

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.

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, caste, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, 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.

Candidates applying for roles that operate and remotely operate the AV: Licensed to drive a motor vehicle in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding your application, currently holding an active in-state regular driver’s license or equivalent, and no more than one point on driving record. A successful completion of a background check, drug screen and DMV Motor Vehicle Record check is also required.

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.