Senior Engineering Manager - Machine Learning, Perception (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Ottobrunn

About the role
We’re looking for a Senior Engineering Lead Manager to lead a multi-disciplinary team and bring real-world impact through state-of-the-art model deployment on the road, such as innovative multi-modal sensor fusion systems for autonomous driving and new platforms. This role provides a unique opportunity to work with the world’s most advanced autonomous driving system and make a profound impact across the entire perception stack through fundamental research and development. Bring your passion and experience for driving high-impact R&D projects, and we will put your ideas on the road!

Our Perception engineering group at Cruise develops deep learning based approaches for 3D object detection, tracking, semantic segmentation, classification and understanding all the objects around a vehicle. Enabling our vehicles to understand the world is critical to our mission and ability to deploy at scale. Our fleet of vehicles provides robust data sets that you can use to prototype radically new models and push novel solutions into production.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the ground-breaking work of self-driving cars, let’s chat!

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead a team of engineers with significant scope in the Perception stack of Cruise cutting across multiple sensors.
  • Develop, align and prioritize the team’s quarterly and long-term plans with Cruise goals.
  • Help define, build, and embody Cruise engineering culture and principles
  • Develop novel multi-modal fusion algorithms for Cruise’s perception stack, which includes, but is not limited to, camera, LiDAR, radar, microphone and signals
  • Technical hands-on contributions in the form of Machine Learning-focused development, i.e. data pipelines, model-development/training and improvement iterations 
  • Define research directions and execution strategies to serve the operational and business objectives 
  • Bring world-class domain expertise to the team to guide the current and future technology investments and directions
  • Actively share your research findings with the broader Perception team at Cruise and publish note-worthy research outcomes in conferences, such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICLR, ICML and/or NeurIPS
Your profile

What you must have

  • University degree (MSc or PhD) in Computer Science, Information & Communication Technology, Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to drive complex projects and initiatives from start to completion, including conception, problem definition, experimentation, iteration, and production.
  • Experience with cross-team collaboration, able to build strong partnerships with engineering, testing, and product teams.
  • Strong proven experience leading and growing small, high impact Machine Learning engineering teams
  • Experience developing Deep Learning and novel Computer Vision solutions for sensors such as camera, lidar, radar and/or other sensors for robotics applications
  • Experience driving research strategy and vision from start to completion; including conception, problem definition, experimentation, iteration, and finally publication (in top-tier Machine Learning and/or Computer Vision conferences/journals) or productization

Bonus points!
  • Prior experience with the perception stack for autonomous driving
  • Experience with radar/LiDAR data and signal processing
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 including a performance bonus
  • Capital accumulating benefits
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Membership in the Body & Soul gym
  • Free counseling for health and wellbeing
  • Weekly English and German courses during working hours
  • Modern technology and modern-equipped offices
  • Free parking in our garage
  • Subsidized canteen near the office
  • Stay energized with free muesli, fresh fruit, tea and coffee
About us
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.

In our cars, you’re free to be yourself. It’s the same here at Cruise. We’re creating a culture that values the experiences and contributions of all of the unique individuals who collectively make up Cruise, so that every employee can do their best work.

Cruise is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, both in our workplace and in our products. 
The Cruise Munich team oversees the end-to-end development of high-resolution radars for Cruise self-driving vehicles, from hardware and software to embedded systems and data 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 look forward to hearing from you!
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