Senior Deep Learning Compiler Engineer II - US Remote

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(Additional locations: San Francisco CA, Sunnyvale CA)

We are looking for a deep learning compiler engineer to build out our ML compiler for deploying machine learning models on to a variety of ML hardware accelerators. You will develop and enhance Cruise's internal ML compiler for high performance, usability, and retargetability by leveraging open-source technology like MLIR and LLVM.


The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) software stack heavily relies on machine learning to perform various critical tasks. In this role, you will collaborate closely with engineers and researchers from different AV Engineering teams (e.g., Computer Vision, Perception, platform) to scope out system requirements while engaging with AV hardware teams to understand the target hardware platform and its constraints.


What you'll be doing
  • Build out a retargetable compiler pipeline for the different on-car ML accelerators
  • Build tooling to improve the usability of the compiler, enabling ML engineers to understand deployability, performance and accuracy of compiled ML models
  • Support deployment of innovative ML models on the car
  • Influence compiler architecture decisions and strategy within Cruise
What you must have:
  • 3+ years of experience in the field of compilers
  • Experience with ML frameworks (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow) and software stack (e.g., MLIR, XLA, TVM, TensorRT, etc)
  • Expertise in writing production quality C++ code
  • Expertise in the software development life-cycle - coding, debugging, optimization, testing, integration
  • BS, or higher degree, in CS/CE/EE, or equivalent
Bonus points!
  • Experience with ML frameworks (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow) and software stack (e.g., MLIR, XLA, TVM, TensorRT, etc)
  • GPU programming (CUDA) and familiarity with ML SW stack (e.g., cuDNN, cuBLAS)
  • Experience with ML accelerators and hardware architecture


The salary range for this position is $201,500 - $237,000. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.

Why Cruise?

Our benefits are here to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and benefits 
  • Medical / dental / vision, Life and AD&D
  • Subsidized mental health benefits
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Paid parental, medical, family care, and military leave of absence
  • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
  • Fertility benefits
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible Spending Account & Health Saving Account
  • Perks Wallet program for benefits/perks
  • Pre-tax Commuter benefit plan for local employees
  • CruiseFlex, our location-flexible work policy. (Learn more about CruiseFlex).
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.

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.

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