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Senior Software Engineer - C/C++ Linux - Vehicle Communications

Company: Cruise Automation
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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.

The Connected Car team is responsible for keeping our driverless cars connected on the road. They create on-car systems and proprietary algorithms to securely stream data to and from our autonomous vehicles. They use custom network protocols to deliver mission-critical vehicle commands and telematics with low latency even in low bandwidth areas. They are the API layer between the car and the cloud.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design and implement highly performant, on-device software that powers vehicle-to-cloud communication
  • High performance algorithm development and tuning for networking and data movement
  • Library, framework, and build system development to enable application software work
  • Feature development and maintenance across current-generation and next-generation devices
  • Collaborate with colleagues across multiple teams and mentor other developers
  • Effectively participate in team's planning, code reviews, KPIs reviews, and design discussions leading to continuous improvements in these areas

What you must have:

  • Experience and strong familiarity with application development in embedded-Linux systems
  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, Math, Physics, or equivalent real-world experience
  • Passionate about self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world
  • Desire and aptitude for project ownership
  • Attention to detail and a passion for correctness
  • 5+ years industry experience in C/C++
  • Strong understanding of fundamentals and best practices with C/C++

Bonus points:

  • Expertise in the areas of wireless connectivity, telecommunications, data streaming or IoT
  • Hardware debugging experience
  • Experience using Yocto Project/OpenEmbedded or Buildroot
  • Strong fluency in multithreaded programming and IPC
  • Familiarity with modern programming languages such as: Python, Typescript, Go

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
  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
  • Paid parental 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

  • 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, SoftBank, & T. Rowe Price, 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.

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.

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 Automation, San Francisco , Senior Software Engineer - C/C++ Linux - Vehicle Communications, Other , San Francisco, California

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