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Staff Software Engineer -- Foundational Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, July 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.

Cloud engineering at Cruise is responsible for designing, building, implementing, and maintaining cloud-based infrastructure and services. We provide platforms that allow Cruise’s diverse set of applications to run smoothly and efficiently.

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to help us build and maintain foundational services such as DNS, DHCP, NTP that will allow higher applications at Cruise function smoothly. If you’re interested in solving complex distributed problems we want to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Own long term technical and innovation strategy for foundational systems including DNS, DHCP, NTP and other cloud networking services.

  • Influencing the team’s technical roadmap

  • Develop high-quality systems to keep our system fast, reliable, and monitorable.

  • Collaborate with engineers across the company to support their application deployments.

  • Own technical projects from start to finish and be responsible for on time deliveries. Effectively participate in team’s planning, code reviews and design discussions.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment where immediate impact is a result of your efforts and where your contribution is highly visible.

  • Drive software engineering best practices.

What you must have:

  • 7+ years of experience designing, building and operating production systems at scale

  • Excellent understanding of load-balancing, SSL, Persistence, NAT etc.

  • Experience working on DNS, DNSSEC, DHCP, PXE, Routing, TCP/IP, low level linux network stack

  • Strong communication skills; discussing complex technical concepts to engineers and non-engineers as required.

  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Containerd, and related technologies.

  • Ability to write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability.

  • Attention to detail, and a desire to improve processes & systems around you

  • Have an understanding of the business and operational impact for different technology tradeoffs

  • Passionate about self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world

  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, Math, Physics, or equivalent real-world experience

Bonus points!

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure, particularly with platforms such as GCP, Azure, AWS, etc.

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Go, or Java.

  • Knowledge of service mesh technologies such as Istio, Envoy, eBPF.

  • Knowledge of cloud application platforms such as Google App Engine, Heroku

  • Previous experience working in distributed systems environments.

The salary range for this position is $166,600 - $245,000. 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.