Senior Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States



Product Engineering

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

Responsibilities: Design and implement backend systems to manage our growing fleet of autonomous vehicles Work closely with vehicle engineering to enable real-time vehicle communication and feedback Develop APIs for client services and vehicle communication Own technical projects from start to finish Consider the effects of projects across multiple teams and proactively manage conflicts

Requirements: Experience building scalable backend APIs Experience with SOA or microservice-based architectures Experience working with relational databases 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 Attention to detail and a passion for correctness Expertise with tools, systems and processes required to accomplish the job 3-10 years of industry experience

Bonus Points: Experience writing in Node.js, Python, C++, or similar Experience working with Docker development and deployment workflows Experience installing, configuring, and managing AWS or on-premises server infrastructure

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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