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GM Cruise LLC Project Manager, New Vehicle Introduction in San Francisco, California

Project Manager, New Vehicle Introduction at Cruise

San Francisco, CA

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.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage day-to-day activities of multiple projects with cross-functional teams

  • Lead and manage vehicle-level retrofits for fleetwide product changes

  • Work in partnership with the NVI Technical Program Manager and cross-functional team members to resolve build or configuration issues, yield or downtime impacts, vehicle bring up challenges, or calibration issues

  • Assess clear-to-build criteria in advance of resource reallocation (i.e. confirm material availability, tools/jigs/equipment readiness, manpower requirements, etc.)

  • Complete build reports to provide transparency and alignment, document all issues and highlight critical concerns requiring escalation, and proactively stay ahead of safety related issues

  • Lead cross-functional efforts and align stakeholders on complex vehicle-level issues that could affect hardware, firmware, integration, and/or the vehicle system and drive issue closure

  • Prioritize work for the execution team to ensure short and long-term goals and metrics are met

  • Work closely with internal teams across Cruise and external partners to define project success criteria and objectives

  • Collaborate with fleet operations to drive project prioritization, identify and communicate constraints, and mitigate roadblocks

  • Build trusted relationships with team members and stakeholders and keep all relevant stakeholders informed and aligned on team progress & needs

  • Create, organize, and continuously update all relevant documentation

  • Drive a culture of safety at all times

    What you must have:

  • 3+ years of technical project management experience at a high-growth technology company

  • Strong understanding of configuration management and BOM change management best practice

  • Experience managing change control processes

  • Previous experience collaborating with engineers to manage or execute development projects

  • Ability to understand and communicate complex technical systems

  • Can identify and proactively act on opportunities to improve processes and increase efficiency

  • Ability to adapt and operate under ambiguity, and thrives in a scrappy environment

  • Able to travel domestically (up to 10%)

    Bonus points!

  • Engineering degree(s), PMP certification

  • Have designed and implemented a change control process from the ground up

  • Automotive and/or AV industry experience

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 Remote Friendly

  • We believe that your value to the team can be provided at a Cruise office or from the comfort of your home. Depending on your function, enjoy the flexibility of remote work and join our growing community of remote employees in the continental United States.

  • 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

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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.