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GM Cruise LLC Hardware Test Technician in San Francisco, California

Hardware Test Technician

at Cruise

San Francisco, CA

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

We are building the world’s most advanced, all-electric, self-driving cars to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving cars will help save lives, reimagine cities, redefine 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.

About the role:

This position would support virtually all teams at Cruise. Primary responsibilities would include building test configurations of potential equipment configurations, and testing them under all conditions, both electronic, and physical. Beyond the laboratory, the experiments continue into the real world, as test mules, and then later, into production. Even after production, testing never stops, and there are always new developments. Our equipment never stops evolving. As this is a research and development role, constant troubleshooting is a way-of-life!

Cruise is looking for a Hardware Test Technician to help us keep pace with our exponential growth, and rapid development.

In this position, you will directly collaborate with not just the Compute Team, but the whole of the Hardware Group, as well as reaching teams from Sensors, Software, Firmware, Vehicle Design, and the crew that keeps the whole fleet moving!

If you're interested in helping build and test the supercomputers and support equipment that make a car drive itself, let's chat!

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Setting up identical test conditions on a wide variety of computer and electronic equipment.

  • Building the aforementioned equipment, with a high degree of precision, from a bill-of-materials.

  • Executing flawless, repeatable tests, to generate sound data.

  • Analyzing data, and making recommendations based on the findings.

  • Making changes to the install base, in both specification, and in a direct hands-on fashion.

  • Root-cause analysis of errors, and failures, including generating, testing, and applying the patch, or repair.

  • Working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic working environment, where no two days are likely to be the same.

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • You should have at least two-years of experience in scientific data gathering and analysis, of precisely configured and executed experiments.

  • You should be well-versed in command-line Linux, including scripting.

  • A solid functional knowledge of high-performance, server-grade computing hardware is essential.

  • You must possess strong documentation skills. Everything we do must be recorded, in minute detail, every time.

  • You absolutely must be the kind of person who has the in-built ability to “figure things out”, in a rapid, orderly, and logical fashion. There is no “handbook” for this industry!

Bonus points!

  • Experience with RADAR, LIDAR, ultrasonic sensors, or cameras.

  • Experience with similar, or competing products.

  • Experience with high-speed networking.

Perks of being a Cruiser

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our self-driving cars go:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals

  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life

  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays

  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

  • Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend

  • Monthly gym stipend

  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats

  • On-site massages

  • State-of-the-art equipment for your work station

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Cruise LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cruise LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. And if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

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.