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Staff TLM, Corporate Engineering (Automation)



Remote · United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Cruise is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, both in our workplace and in our products. 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, come join us. Even if you might not meet every requirement, we strongly encourage you to apply. You might just be the right candidate for us.

We are looking for an Automation Engineer, Technical Lead Manager to join our IT Operations team at Cruise! Looking for a Technical Lead Manager that will achieve results in engineering through a balance of highly technical individual work and by managing a small team of Individual Contributors and to deliver automated solutions for software processes and data management/processes. As an Automation Engineer Technical Lead Manager, you will have to work closely with other teams to help discover and eliminate problems by gathering requirements and implementing process automation. This role will report to the Senior Manager of IT Operations.

As a Automation Engineer Technical Lead Manager you will:

  • Primary focus for this engineer will be creating reporting data lakes for the following: Asset Inventory, Active Directory, Google Meets, Jira, Confluence, Oomnitza and other tools within the IT Operations team.

  • Search and understand metadata about various data sources and metrics to quickly familiarize yourself with new data sets.

  • Create automation tools needed and take on a list of projects for efficiency improvements with the software tools the IT Operations team uses to help the IT Operations team scale with the company.

  • Create and participate in structured construction, automation, debugging, and implementation activities, ensuring architectural and operational requirements and best practices are met; follow industry and department standards for change and incident management while resolving frequently encountered technical issues and monitoring systems capacity; contribute to a culture of continuous improvement by maintaining automation code created by the team, regularly reviewing processes, tools and practices and identifying opportunities to drive efficiency and scale.

  • Provide input and assist with evaluation of new technologies and contribute to the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services.

  • Contribute to research and proof-of-concept initiatives for new technologies and assist with code review and design review, writes, organizes, and maintains code based on designs with guidance, delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables.

  • Establish collaborative relationships with IT Operations team members, business partners, data analysts, and other engineers and support the development of automation templates that can be leveraged by compliance partners; drive self-sufficiency through ongoing coaching, training, and mentorship with partners

  • Contribute to, and maintain a positive team culture by demonstrating behaviors consistent with Cruise values.

  • Managing contractors/contractor relationships and full-time employees.

  • Mentoring to junior engineers on industry coding standards and practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business analytics, data science or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 6 years of Engineering experience required.

  • 5+ years of analytic experience working with and manipulating large datasets and driving projects through the agile development lifecycle; experience must include working with various data storage platforms (ie Postgres/SQL), at least one scripting language for data analysis (Python), experience with SQL, familiarity with collaborative planning and defect tracking through GitHub, and the ability to adapt workflows and drive efficiencies.

  • Ability to handle full time employees and contractors/contractor relationships.

  • Experience in mentoring and developing people is a plus.

  • Ability to navigate both strategic and tactical client needs while ensuring compliance with the law and industry best practices.

  • Ability to facilitate meetings, resolve conflict, build consensus, establish rapport and collaborate effectively, internally and externally, across all levels of an organization.

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to translate requirements and guidance into executable strategies, leverage data to influence decisions, identify risks and improvement opportunities, and distill complex issues into actionable plans.

  • Highly organized with the ability to independently adapt, prioritize and successfully handle multiple tasks or projects in response to changing, ambiguous or competing priorities.

  • Ability to apply discretion and sensitivity while working with confidential information.

  • Ability to develop effective and collaborative relationships with key IT and IT Operations leaders in order to drive accountability, instill confidence, and influence outcomes across IT Operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret requirements and align deliverables with strategic intent.

The salary range for this position is $152,800 - 224,600. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.

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
    • Subsidized mental health benefits
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care, and medical 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
    • CruiseFlex, a working policy for US-Based Cruisers, lets you and your manager find the working style that’s best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home, or a combination of home and in-office time. - learn more about CruiseFlex here
  • 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, T. Rowe Price, and Walmart 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. We offer a new kind of equity program called Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO), which combines IPO-like liquidity with the stability of remaining private - learn more about RLO here
  • We’re Safety Conscious

    • We integrate #staysafe, our top priority at Cruise, into our everyday work. Through our Safety Management System, every Cruiser is asked to do their part by reporting any potential issues or hazards they observe and making continuous improvements. You’ll be able to contribute to safety at Cruise, no matter your job function or title.

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, caste, 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.

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.

Candidates applying for roles that operate and remotely operate the AV: Licensed to drive a motor vehicle in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding your application, currently holding an active in-state regular driver’s license or equivalent, and no more than one point on driving record. A successful completion of a background check, drug screen and DMV Motor Vehicle Record check is also required.

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.