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Staff Technical Lead Manager, Fleet Sustainability

Company: Cruise
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

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.

In the position, the candidate would lead a team on triaging issues seen on compute and network components observed in our commercial fleet covering our national (SF, Austin, Phoenix) and well as international markets (Dubai, Tokyo); the Cruiser would regularly interface with Fleet Operations as well as Hardware vehicle reliability team in root causing new issues, and creating a template to diagnosing existing issues.

This is a very multi-functional role where the candidate will have to work with our Hardware, Software, Systems and Fleet Operations teams. If you're interested in working with the autonomous vehicle on debugging and triaging issues for the fleet at scale, then let's chat!

This is a great opportunity for individuals to apply transferable skills and experience from another industry, such as aerospace / avionics, defense, industrial, power, telecommunications, UAVs / drones, robotics, automated manufacturing, or medical instrumentation.

What you'll be doing:

  • Act as both a technical leader and manager for a small team of forward-thinking hardware test engineers working on autonomous vehicle compute and network triaging and debugging
  • Define technical vision and strategy, and ensure the technical direction of your team aligns with the needs of Fleet Operations team across different markets
  • Lead and grow a team within Compute and Network organization to support sustainability for Cruise fleet
  • Ensure a high-functioning team delivers quality engineering debugging and triaging along with fast, reliable, testing methodologies
  • Conduct performance evaluations, identify top performers, and support their growth into Engineering Management or Technical Leadership roles
  • Help define, build, and embody Cruise engineering culture and principles

    What you must have:
    • Experience as a Tech Lead providing day-to-day guidance to hardware test engineers
    • Experience in managing testing for components at scale
    • Strong knowledge of Ethernet switch design, high speed interface design and validation, compliance tests for different standards such as IEEE (Ethernet), FPD, MIPI, DDR, PCIe
    • Strong knowledge in electrical engineering fundamentals, power & signal integrity, and analog/digital circuits
    • Experience using lab equipment such as bench power supplies, high-speed oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and common lab equipments
    • Experience with high speed interfaces such as: 25G-KR, 10G-KR, 10GBase-T, SFP, QSFP, 1G-T1, PCIe, DDR4, as well as I2C, MDIO
    • Good understanding and comfortable working in Linux environment
    • Experience leading projects across multiple teams
    • Experience managing, mentoring, and coaching engineers
    • Self-motivation and passion to lead teams, encourage standard methodologies, and constantly improve
    • Ability to clearly define problems and motivate solutions in technical writing

      Bonus points!
      • Knowledge in vehicle E/E architecture including familiarity with communication architecture, power distribution and actuation
      • Experience in working with automotive supply chain (Tier 1, Tier 2 and OEM)

        The salary range for this position is $161,900 - 237,900 . 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:
          • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and life insurance
          • Subsidized mental health benefits
          • One Medical membership
          • Flexible Spending Account
          • Monthly wellness stipend
          • 401(k) match
          • Paid time off: vacation, sick, public health emergency, jury duty, bereavement and company holidays.
          • Paid parental, family care and medical leave
          • Family care benefits: fertility benefits, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (subsidized by Cruise).
          • Non-remote employees: Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan, healthy meals and snacks
          • 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.
                            • We're Safety Conscious
                              • We integrate #staysafe, our top priority at Cruise, into our everyday work. Through our Safety Management System, every Cruiser is asked to do their part by reporting any potential issues or hazards they observe and making continuous improvements. You'll be able to contribute to safety at Cruise, no matter your job function or title.
                                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

                                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.

                                Vaccine Mandate.

                                At Cruise, we're tasked with leading in the communities we serve - and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #StaySafe culture transcends and informs all we do, and because of this, as of October 31, 2021 Cruise will be mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all US-based Cruisers who need or want to access any of our US Cruise facilities and engage in any business travel - including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event.

                                If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, disability, or a strongly-held religious belief, Cruise will consider requests for an accommodation.

                                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.

Keywords: Cruise, San Francisco , Staff Technical Lead Manager, Fleet Sustainability, Executive , San Francisco, California

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