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Senior Hardware SRE, Infrastructure Services

CruiseFull-time$100k - $148kSan Francisco, CaliforniaMay 10, 2024
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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.

In our cars, you’re free to be yourself. It’s the same here at Cruise. We’re creating a culture that values the experiences and contributions of all of the unique individuals who collectively make up Cruise, so that every employee can do their best work. 

Cruise is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, both in our workplace and in our products. 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, come join us. Even if you might not meet every requirement, we strongly encourage you to apply. You might just be the right candidate for us.

Team background:

The HIL Service and Reliability team maintains Cruise’s large-scale and highly available Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test platforms. AV engineers at Cruise use this platform as a primary means for testing and developing features, validating hardware, firmware and software changes, and facilitating continuous integration. We own the platform and build automation tools to remotely resolve issues and prevent issue recurrence.


We are looking for a Senior Hardware SRE engineer who will work on scalable, accessible, and stable test systems and frameworks that enable development, integration, and validation of AV performance at Cruise. In this position, you will work directly with stakeholders from various cross functional teams and manage complex challenges which are unique to Cruise. You will need an aptitude to learn your immediate responsibilities as well as their alignment with broader team and company goals.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop software platforms to provision, configure, and operate hardware assets

  • Develop tools to enable monitoring, visualization, and reporting of hardware assets

  • Build operational excellence in the HIL platform by measuring and monitoring test fleet uptime, availability, and system health

  • Manage deployment and configuration changes

  • Gather and analyze system’s performance data for failure analysis and performance improvements

What you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical, robotics, computer science or related engineering field 

  • 3+ years of work experience in mechanical, electro-mechanical, automotive, robotics, or similar industry/industries

  • Experience with programming, debugging, optimizing code in Python, Chef, Ansible or similar language to automate routine tasks

  • Good understanding of UNIX/Linux operating systems

  • Hands on troubleshooting experience in a distributed Linux environment

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Grafana and Datadog to manage assets and measure uptime and reliability

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills

  • Ability to work in a cooperative, rapidly changing team setting with aggressive goals and challenging timelines

  • Passion for mentoring and growing junior developers

Bonus Points!

  • Experience designing HIL test systems

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform

  • Experience in CI/CD pipeline configuration and deployment

  • Understanding of network protocols, eg. TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP etc

The salary range for this position is $100,600 - $148,000. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, long-term incentives, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.

Why Cruise?

Our benefits are here to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and benefits 
  • Medical / dental / vision, Life and AD&D
  • Subsidized mental health benefits
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Paid parental, medical, family care, and military leave of absence
  • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
  • Fertility benefits
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible Spending Account & Health Saving Account
  • Perks Wallet program for benefits/perks
  • Pre-tax Commuter benefit plan for local employees
  • CruiseFlex, our location-flexible work policy. (Learn more about CruiseFlex).

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, and 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.

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, caste, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, 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 [email protected].

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.

Candidates applying for roles that operate and remotely operate the AV: Licensed to drive a motor vehicle in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding your application, currently holding an active in-state regular driver’s license or equivalent, and no more than one point on driving record. A successful completion of a background check, drug screen and DMV Motor Vehicle Record check is also required.

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. 


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