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Senior Robotics Integration Engineer II

cruise · 30+ days ago

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.

We’re Cruise, the self-driving ride-hailing service.


We are 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.


At Cruise, our engineers have opportunities to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the cutting-edge of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.


If you are looking to solve one of today’s most complex engineering challenges, see the results of your work in hundreds of self-driving cars, and make a positive impact in the world starting in our cities, join us.

  • This role is to enable a new robotic platform enabling expanding Cruise’s capabilities.
  • You’ll be given the opportunity to define a new product class inside Cruise from inside AV-Development.
  • In this position you will collaborate with teams working on scaling and our technical advisors.
  • If you’re interested in making an impact and helping define new products, we’re looking to chat with you!


What you’ll be doing: (approximately 3 - 5 responsibilities; to provide a realistic image of the role)

  • Define the scope and operational domain of a new robotics systems.
  • Prototype electromechanical systems to solve challenging problems for our operations teams
  • Working with mechanical, electrical and software engineers to define and execute on platform requirements.
  • Integrate this new platform with our existing hardware and cloud services.

What you must have: (These are must-haves; skills that someone must have entering the role on day 1 and required for hiring. List experience, education or equivalent, and 3-4 core skills/competencies. Include “You” statements to help illustrate the ideal candidate)

  • M.S or Ph.D in Robotics, Electrical, Mechanical or related field and 5+ years of experience. 
  • You should have experience integrating payloads onto robotic systems to solve problems.
  • You have a solid understanding of the software stack for a robot and how different modules work together. 
  • You should have experience designing, implementing, integrating and testing electromechanical systems.
  • You are comfortable writing C++ and Python and have opinions on when to use each of them.
  • You have experience modifying and writing nodes for ROS, and integrating your work with external APIs.
  • You understand extrinsics and intrinsics and reference frames. 


Bonus points!  (These are nice to haves or a wish list. An example list could be experience or core skills/competencies that aren’t required but would be an added value to their candidacy. This is a great section to link candidate attributes to our Cruise Behaviors)

You’ve developed your own robots to solve specific problems

  • You understand package handling and understand solving this generalized problem

Experience with mapping hardware and/or algorithms. 

  • You #ownit and have a bias toward action in how you approach problems.
  • You understand how to #beacustomer and proactively identify issues before they’re out in the field. 


The salary range for this position is $139,000 - $204,300.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
    • Subsidized mental health benefits
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks available for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care, and medical leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • 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
  • We’re Safety Conscious

    • We integrate #staysafe, our top priority at Cruise, into our everyday work. Through our Safety Management System, every Cruiser is asked to do their part by reporting any potential issues or hazards they observe and making continuous improvements. You’ll be able to contribute to safety at Cruise, no matter your job function or title.

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

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. 

Last updated on Oct 2, 2023

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