Staff Software Engineer - C++

San Francisco, CA, United States



Autonomous Vehicle

Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


501+ people


1201 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA, 94103-4306, US

Tech Stack

  • C++
  • ROS
  • PCL
  • OpenCV
  • CUDA
  • C
  • Python
  • Django
  • Linux
  • NodeJS
  • Javascript

Role Description

We're the driverless car company! We believe in improving people’s lives by making transportation safer, more accessible, and more convenient. We’re building the world’s most advanced software to fuel the driverless cars that safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about.

We seek and embrace diversity in all of its forms. We continuously push ourselves to think differently and take ownership wherever it's needed. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed. If you share our passion for achieving what some say is impossible, join us.

About The Role:

We are looking for skilled Software Engineers to help architect complex C++ software on our Autonomous Vehicles development team! Some of the teams you could work with include: 

Perception & Computer Vision

Perception is the overarching team that takes raw sensor input and uses it to determine what is happening around the car.  We deal with a variety of sensors, including lidars, radars, and cameras. The perception team spans efforts all the way from raw sensor detection, to sensor fusion, to tracking and prediction of all the different objects around the car. 


Our Planning team handles decision making in all urban road situations, including collision avoidance, intelligent routing, unprotected turns, four-way-stops, lane changes, and more. Our job is to produce robust, general solutions that capture all the nuances of driving safely on the road. Engineers on this team develop algorithms and systems for handling complex maneuvers and road scenarios and write code that is clean, clear, fast and reliable.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities include: *Design and develop complex, highly scalable, and latency-optimized software in C++ *Invent, extend, design and develop next-generation features for self-driving car applications *Improve and deliver reliable software through continuous integration, automated testing and code reviews   You may be a good fit if you have:

*Significant experience in software engineering writing clean, fast, reliable and highly scalable C++ code *Working experience in an environment that develops a complex multithreaded product *Eagerness to learn and explore new technologies *Strong organizational and communication skills *Tendency to unit test everything, but know when to ask our stellar tools team for scripts or tools

Bonus Points:

*Experience with Linux *Experience with ROS

Perks of being a Cruiser:

While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family’s fleet Health and Wellness reimbursement Annual Learning and Development stipend Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays State of the art equipment for your work station Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner Take a glimpse through the lens of a Cruiser on our LinkedIn Page

GM Cruise LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GM Cruise LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


About Cruise

Our mission is to build the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about.

Our vehicles are on the road in communities across the U.S. navigating some of the most challenging and unpredictable driving environments. We’re hiring people who want to solve some of today’s most complex problems and make a positive impact on the world.

Our car has demonstrated the ability to drive safely in challenging environments like the streets of San Francisco. See us in action here.

Company Culture

-Collaborative and Intellectually Honest: We're working on solving challenging problems that have never been solved before. We work together to arrive at the right answer, using to data to support when possible. -Inclusive: We believe that people who feel like they matter, belong, and can be their authentic selves so they can do their best work. We strive to create an environment that supports that. -Focused: Self-driving cars can seem like a pie-in-the-sky concept. Our engineers are focused on turning this dream into a reality.

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