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GM Cruise LLC Senior Product Manager, Technical Operations in San Francisco, California

Senior Product Manager, Technical Operations 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.

About the Role We’re looking for an experienced engineer to lead our Operations feature development and validation of the world’s first purpose-built, mass produced autonomous vehicle. As an integral member of our Go To Market team, you will be responsible for developing innovative technical strategies that reduce costs, translating those strategies into feature requirements, prioritizing features for development, and coordinating with Engineering to ensure the delivery of features through robust validation.

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.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop technical strategies to reduce operating and capital expenses by unlocking vehicle, infrastructure, and operational efficiencies

  • Work across Go To Market teams to set product-level requirements for operational features that streamline operations and reduce costs

  • Set feature priority and timing to drive effective scoping, commitment, and development with Engineering teams in accordance with program milestones

  • Lead operational validation program to rigorously test and ensure timely delivery of operational features, development of SOPs, and vehicle introduction readiness

  • Evaluate and secure staffing, equipment, and training needs for operational validation

  • Maintain strong relationships across vehicle development stakeholders, including OEM partners

What you must have:

  • 5+ years in engineering roles related to product or vehicle development

  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly complex technical systems to executive-level audience

  • Excellent program management skills

  • Ability to influence without authority and drive consensus

  • Operate with a high level of autonomy with a proven ability to juggle numerous activities and projects

  • Ability to adapt, operate, and act decisively in an ambiguous environment

  • Strong analytical skills

Bonus points!

  • MS or PhD in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automotive engineering, or related field

  • MBA

  • Experience with robotics, connectivity, networking, autonomous vehicles, or complex electromechanical systems

  • Experience with vehicle development at automotive OEMs or tier 1 suppliers

  • Proven track record delivering innovative solutions to technical challenges

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 HR@getcruise.com.

    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.