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Cruise Automation, Inc.

Senior System Performance Engineer Cruise Automation, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Cruise Automation is a self-driving car company that develops an autopilot system for existing cars.

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About Cruise Automation, Inc.

Job Description

We're the driverless car company.

We're building the world's best autonomous vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about.

Our vehicles are on the road in California, Arizona, and Michigan navigating some of the most challenging and unpredictable driving environments. We're hiring people who want to solve some of today's most complex engineering challenges and make a positive impact.

As a system performance engineer, you'll be dedicated to end-to-end (kernel through userspace) performance instrumentation and optimization across our compute system, including primary Linux-based compute, GPU workloads, high speed peripherals (cameras, radar, lidar), and networking.

You'll establish a deep architectural understanding of the Cruise autonomous vehicle system and ensure & demonstrate that the system meets strict performance requirements.


Create & deploy tools to collect performance data and identify bottlenecks and irregularities across our fleet of vehicles.

Diagnose and root cause performance issues, resulting either in fixes applied directly to affected components (ie kernel or driver patches), or recommendations to responsible engineering teams.

Collaborate with:

* a broad cross section of Cruise engineers - to provide tools and best practices to prevent and detect performance issues in code under development.
* QA and data science teams to report on and identify important performance metrics over time

Assist in the evaluation of new products & technologies for inclusion in future system revisions.


Five years or equivalent experience working in production with the following:

* Linux-based performance instrumentation and tooling
* Kernel internals
* Scheduling
* Networking
* High speed peripheral interfacing via PCIe
* High throughput data logging and disk access
* NUMA memory access patterns
* Complex systems
* Hardware architecture spanning multiple high speed peripherals and redundant fail-safe mechanisms, with tight execution budgets
* Applications with large numbers of processes, often competing for shared resources, under active development

Bonus Skills:

* RTOS Experience
* Kernel Driver Development Experience
* Understanding of GPU memory access patterns, data movement
* Understanding of x86-64 and/or ARM v8 compute architecture


While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

* The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
* Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
* Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
* Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family's fleet
* Health and Wellness reimbursement
* Company-sponsored tech talks, happy hours, off-sites, and volunteer programs
* Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays
* State of the art equipment for your work station
* Healthy lunch, dinner, and snacks

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About Cruise Automation, Inc.

Cruise Automation is a self-driving car company that develops an autopilot system for existing cars.

Cruise Automation, Inc.
5000 employees
Cruise Automation, Inc.

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