Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning Platform

Company: Cruise
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021
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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 saf...


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. Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed. 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, join us. The Machine Learning Platform team (under MLI) builds and supports the essential tools and frameworks for every machine learning engineer at Cruise. Our goal is to greatly accelerate the development cycle of machine learning models across the whole company, empowering machine learning engineers to focus on improving the car's safety and performance, instead of worrying about their infrastructure. As an engineer on this team, you will be responsible for managing, developing and extending modern deep learning frameworks for model development, building distributed systems & tools to support high performance distributed model training and evaluation. Your scope will cover the most critical steps of machine learning model development at Cruise: model development, training and deployment to vehicles. You will pay particular attention to performance, ease of use, and reliability of our products and driven by the success of our partner teams who rely on us to build the most advanced AV in the world. What you'll be doing: Design, implement, and deploy platforms to support machine learning models training, evaluation and deployment workflows at Cruise. Own technical projects from start to finish and be responsible for major technical decisions and tradeoffs. Effectively participate in team's planning, code reviews and design discussions Consider the effects of projects across multiple teams and proactively manage conflicts. Work closely with partner teams to ensure they are benefiting from the systems we built Conduct technical interviews with well-calibrated standards and play an essential role in recruiting activities. Effectively onboard and mentor junior engineers and/or interns What you must have: Strong coding in Python Expertise in at least one of the following: Architecture of distributed systems Strong coding in C++ Building frameworks with high quality lasting APIs Good understanding of code efficiency/performance and reliability Passionate about AI, self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world BS, MS or PhD in CS, Math, or equivalent real-world experience Bonus points! Experience with popular deep learning frameworks, such as: PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras etc. Even better if you understand: parallel training, active learning, model deployment (e.g., TensorRT conversion Knowledge of C/C++ extensions for Python Knowledge of Deep Learning Models Experience with build systems (Bazel, Buck, Blaze or Cmake) 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 Flexible vacation and company paid holidays Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees Paid parental 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 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, SoftBank, & T. Rowe Price, 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. 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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