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. 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.

As a PhD Intern with AI Research, you drive the research projects that address the everyday challenges that happen on urban roads, ones that do not have standard solutions available.

What you’ll be doing: On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Conduct research to solve critical issues where a solution is uncertain and highly ambiguous
  • Propose and implement alternative solutions and challenge the status quo
  • Implement research ideas, conduct experiments and summarize results and findings
  • Publish findings and new methods to top-tier conferences and journals

WHAT YOU MUST HAVE:

  • Enrollment in a PhD program in an AV-related field (e.g. computer vision, machine learning, robotics, control) with multiple research publications in top conferences or journals
  • Strong expertise in machine learning / computer vision / graphics / robotics
  • Track record of driving ML research projects from start to completion, including conception, problem definition, experimentation, iteration, and publication
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or C++
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Bonus points!

  • Experience using deep-learning frameworks, e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc
  • Experience in deploying perception algorithms and models into real-world environments
  • Experience in the autonomous driving industry

The hourly rate range for this position is $48.75 – 68.00/hour. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. 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
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