Cruise Automation is hiring a

Senior Master Data Analyst

San Francisco, United States

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.

Cruise is looking for a Senior Master Data Analyst to ensure the quality and integrity of all material and business partner data in our PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. This role is critical to keeping our business processes running with optimal efficiency, now and in the future. Responsibilities include verifying new data against predefined rules, executing audits, and holding data owners accountable

The Senior Master Data Analyst will play a critical role in consolidating data from business partners across Finance, Quality Management, Supply Chain, Service, Procurement, and R&D Teams. This data must be consistent with global standards and functional design to drive greater consistency and accuracy. Good quality of this data can be an asset in driving world class operations, providing the ability to use data as a competitive advantage, and reducing unnecessary waste.

This role will work closely with the PLM, ERP, Vehicle Integration, IT Engineering teams, Purchasing, Inventory Management and Commercial Operations teams and other cross-functional teams to ensure the seamless integration of new products and changes.

If you know how to get stuff done and thrive in a fast-paced environment, let’s talk!

Data Management

  • Manage master data, data quality, and data governance

  • Act as the main point of contact related to the master data management of the Service organization and R&D parts.

  • Create new and update existing records in Cruise’s ERP system - Oracle ERP through predefined processes, as requested by business users Create new materials in the ERP System to enable transacting (Maintenance, Purchasing, Purchase Order processing, Planning, distribution, etc.)

  • Accurately creates new material data and maintains existing data meeting project deadlines and hitting business objectives

  • Supervise the progress of approval workflow to ensure that all materials move through the designated approval streams to meet requirements

  • Work with cross functional departments to gather all the data related to current manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, and finance processes

  • Initiate ECNs and ensure they are routed to right approval groups in Oracle before releasing any data in Oracle.

What you’ll be doing:

Data Maintenance

  • Creates and maintains group SOPs, including process flow mapping as needed.

  • Provides prompt and error free creation and maintenance of material records

  • Provide ad hoc reporting and/or execute predefined reports as requested by business users

  • Maintenance of material master data in the ERP System in accordance with Business Partner requests, support data quality requirements and other changes as required.

  • Maintaining all relevant change control and validation documentation including preparation, execution, review/approval, and closure

Data Governance

  • Support centralized and local governance teams as needed in defining master data governance rules and processes

  • Hold business users accountable for following predefined master data governance rules and processes

  • Periodically execute audit processes to ensure data meets centralized and local master data governance rules and other business needs, and data is consistent in all systems

  • Communicate audit results to data owners and/or rest of the business and hold data owners accountable for correcting data that does not meet these rules and business requirements

  • Escalate issues, discrepancies, and concerns to functional manager

  • Initiate and manage data quality tasks to continuously improve consistency, accuracy, and manageability for better data quality, uncovering patterns, anomaly detection, and streamlining data-driven jobs

  • Serves as a primary point person in the application and implementation procedures of data standards and guidelines on data ownership and data replication to ensure integrity of data sets

  • Works with key IT Data Governance partners for continuous improvement in data quality reporting or workflow capabilities.

  • Collaborate with Systems and PLM team to implement design changes and resolve concerns.

  • Provide data quality reviews to ensure material master data complies with policies, procedures,

  • Provide reports to key business partners on the status of new materials within the creation/change processes.

  • ERP System data extractions and mass load of material master data to support material creations, changes, and other related material data requirements.

  • Responsible for data formatting and preparation for mass data loads for Oracle ERP

  • Enforces master data policies by working closely with data functional owners and/or IT department to ensure alignment of master data rules and policy

  • Supporting the ERP data conversion and deployment strategy by collaborating with IT and business team members to define site conversion approaches, requirements definition, gap assessment, and development, validation, and reconciliation of data

  • Coordinating data conversion resources

  • Logging and communicating data conversion deliverables and risks to project team

  • Lead meetings, document minutes, and monitor action items

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Monitoring performance and on-time completion of activities for file preparation and execution of loads

  • Ensuring completeness and compliance of all data conversion documentation

  • Identify, collect and resolve data related errors and issues throughout organization

  • Actively participate and propose process improvement and data cleansing projects

  • Troubleshooting data gaps in ERP deployments and process improvements

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage multiple priorities efficiently able to multitask to meet changing deadlines.

  • Proficient in MS Office software Excel

What you must have:

  • Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Industrial Engineer, or equivalent of education 2+ years of related experience in data management and/or enterprise environment.

  • 2+ years of experience with Master Data Setup and maintaining data in ERP applications preferably Oracle ERP.

  • Experience on Oracle Master Data Class, Characteristics, Material Master, Bill of Material, Dependencies

  • Must have experience in building out processes for Data Quality, Data Governance and Data Stewardship

  • Experience collaborating with end users of ERP projects

  • Experience with ERP systems, such as SAP Experience in New Product Introduction, Product Lifecycle Management and Supply Chain operations

  • Experience in Teamcenter 12 and up, and Teamcenter integration with ERP.

  • Proficient with Excel (macros, pivot tables, vlookup, etc)

  • Strong analytical capabilities preparing, analyzing, and communicating complex data to business and operations

  • Experience preparing data source files for conversion

  • Advanced Excel formula capabilities to consolidate, manipulate and transform data

Bonus points!

  • Excellent technical writer & strong technical integration skills

  • Excellent facilitation skills

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving

  • Being detail-oriented and capable of delivering a high level of accuracy

  • Experience with Siemens Teamcenter 12

  • Self-motivating, enthusiastic with a can-do attitude and the ability to work independently.

  • Experience in integration of PLM-ERP systems.


The salary range for this position is $100,200 - 147,200. 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.

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:

    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • One Medical membership
    • Subsidized mental health benefits
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care, and medical leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
    • CruiseFlex, a working policy for US-Based Cruisers, lets you and your manager find the working style that’s best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home, or a combination of home and in-office time. - learn more about CruiseFlex here
  • 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.
  • We’re Independent

    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We’re Vested

    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow. We offer a new kind of equity program called Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO), which combines IPO-like liquidity with the stability of remaining private - learn more about RLO here

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, 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

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.

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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