Cruise

Self-driving cars

HEADQUARTER San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 25 and 50

# OF ENGINEERS Between 10 and 25

FUNDING $10M - $25M

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

We're the driverless car company. We’re building the world’s best autonomous vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about.

Technical challenges

1) We're at the forefront of self-driving car technology, which means many of the problems we're working on haven't been solved before. If you enjoy working on novel problems where you can't rely on pre-existing libraries, you'll enjoy working here.

2) For those of you who would write code that runs on the car itself, you'll be challenged to read & implement algorithms from state-of-the art research papers, and/or write highly optimized code that can run at low latencies so our car can react faster than humans.

3) For those of you who are more interested in infrastructure and developer tools, we support many petabytes of on-premises storage (across multiple locations) for vehicle sensor data and build many tools to help the autonomous vehicle development process.

Why join us?

1) Work on technology that can save thousands of lives and dramatically increase transportation access

2) Self-driving car technology is an emerging field. Working at Cruise gives you the opportunity to become a world expert in self-driving technology while solving novel problems no one has encountered before.

3) in 2016, we decided to team up with General Motors, to the tune of a $1B acquisition, because they can manufacture safe vehicles at scale. They understand our expertise is software and having a culture and environment that attract top software engineers, so we've maintained operational autonomy. Spend a week at our office, and you wouldn't be able to tell we were acquired by any company, let alone GM.

Our press coverage

http://fortune.com/cruise-automation-general-motors-driverless-cars/

http://fortune.com/2016/03/11/gm-buying-self-driving-tech-startup-for-more-than-1-billion/

Our tech stack

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