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The Motion Planning team works across different layers of the planning and controls stack to enable the AV to plan and execute smooth, accurate, and safe motion in all environments. We focus on generating optimal trajectories considering vehicle capabilities, uncertain environments and disturbances, and real time computational constraints. Our work is critical for the safety and comfort of our passengers, as well as for scaling our AV capabilities to handle complex urban environments around the world in all weather conditions.
The Engineering Manager, Motion Planning will lead a team and shape projects at the intersection of Motion Planning and Behavior Planning. You will lead a team that has significant impact to the AI organization and is on the critical path of Cruise business goals.
You will lead the growth and organization of the team, mentor engineers and support career development, work with other Engineering Managers and Technical Leads on design decisions and code review, and communicate team status and objectives with senior management across Cruise
Lead and grow a team of engineers with significant scope in the Motion Planning and Controls organization.
Develop, align and prioritize the team’s quarterly and long-term plans with Cruise goals.
Build new autonomous capabilities that enable the AV to navigate complex scenes and expand Cruise’s operational domain as we scale our business.
Work with teams across Cruise to foster a collaborative culture of testing, safety, and documentation
Embody Cruise behaviors: Stay Safe, Own It, Stay Focused, Seek Truth, Work Together, Be Humble, Be A Customer
2+ years of experience leading and growing teams in a fast-paced engineering organization.
Demonstrated ability to drive complex projects and initiatives from start to completion, including conception, problem definition, experimentation, iteration, and productionisation.
Experience with cross-team collaboration, able to build strong partnerships with engineering, testing, product, operations, and safety teams.
Strong architectural mindset, ability to develop long-term roadmaps and balance with short-term priorities.
Deep understanding of model predictive control and trajectory optimization algorithms, including practical experience with tuning and testing.
Experience with runtime performance of optimization algorithms in real world applications and on different compute platforms.
Good understanding of dynamics fundamentals and geometric algorithms.
Ph.D., M.S. in controls, optimization, path planning, or equivalent field.
Track record of impact in the AV industry.
Experience with machine learning, especially in safety critical real-time systems.
Experience in code optimization or high-performance computing.
The salary range for this position is $199,600 - 293,500. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.
Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
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, 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 HR@getcruise.com.
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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