GM Cruise LLC Staff Camera Engineer in San Francisco, California

Staff Camera Engineer

at Cruise Automation

San Francisco, CA

We're the driverless car company.

We believe in improving people’s lives by making transportation safer, more accessible, and more convenient. We’re building the world’s most advanced software to fuel the driverless cars that safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about.

We seek and embrace diversity in all of its forms. We continuously push ourselves to think differently and take ownership wherever it's needed. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed. If you share our passion for achieving what some say is impossible, join us.

About the Role:

We are looking for an expert Camera Engineer to join our Autonomous Vehicle Hardware team and help us build the best self autonomous system in the world.


  • Develop, test, deploy, and optimize world-class camera systems for autonomous vehicles

  • Collaborate with algorithm and machine perception developers and hardware teams to architect sensing strategy for autonomous vehicles at scale

  • Own, improve, and sustain reliable next-gen sensor testing and calibration processes

  • Evaluate novel imaging sensor technologies and their impact on overall system performance


  • 5+ years of hands-on experience developing and delivering camera hardware in a design, integration or testing role in some core capacity (e.g., optical, EE, optomech, firmware/software, test/calibration/tuning, etc,.)

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to attack and close complex engineering problems

  • Understanding of the complexities of scaling a technically sophisticated product including: demonstrated knowledge of technology development processes, ability to direct allocation of resources and staff, balancing technical requirements schedule and risk, and procedural and safety compliance

  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership, program direction and mentorship

Bonus Skills:

  • Previous experience shipping a complex system at scale in a highly cross-functional, interdisciplinary engineering team environment

  • Experience with automotive cameras/sensors and design

  • Experience with sensor calibration

  • Exposure to firmware design and/or real-time systems

  • Experience with electro-optical systems design (e.g., Zemax, Fred, Comsol)

  • Familiarity with working in a mass production environment

  • Proficiency with data analysis tools and programing languages such as Python, C, etc.,

Perks of being a Cruiser:

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

  • Annual Learning and Development stipend

  • Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays

  • State of the art equipment for your work station

  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

Take a glimpse through the lens of a Cruiser on our LinkedIn Page

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