IT Manager, Client Platform Engineering (CPE)

San Francisco, CA

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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.

The IT Client Platform Engineering team supports the platforms used day in and day out by Cruisers. We maximize the strengths of macOS, Windows, Ubuntu, ChromeOS, iOS and Android to Cruises advantage and strive to provide a consistent experience for users across all platforms. From the laptops and desktops that enable developers to the tablets and phones that empower operations our team’s impact is far reaching.

We are looking for a hardworking Engineering Manager to lead this team’s roadmap, deliver an outstanding experience for our users, and support the growth and development of the team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead and grow a team of 4+ IT Engineers
  • Work with your team, Technical Project Managers and external partners to build, prioritize and execute against our IT Engineering roadmap.
  • Partner with teams across the organization to understand the challenges they face, and how you can maximize their efficiency through the platforms and tools they rely on CPE for.
  • Support Security initiatives while advocating for the end user experience, Cruise aligns with ZeroTrust and CPE plays a pivotal role in the program’s success.
  • Empowering our IT Operations team with the knowledge and tooling to support Cruisers wherever they are located.
  • Defining metrics to measure your impact and reporting on your teams success!

What you must have:

  • 5+ years of experience working in an Enterprise IT Engineering team
  • You have experience leading and growing teams with diverse skill sets.
  • You can assess the short and long term impact of decisions and know how to balance immediate outcomes against long term goals.
  • You know your limits, when to consult and when to delegate.
  • You emphasize a psychologically safe environment to empower your team to thrive and do their best work.
  • You are well versed in technical principles such as configuration as code, zero touch deployment and chain of trust.
  • You are willing to do uncomfortable things such as delivering feedback and #stayfocused by saying no when appropriate
  • You care deeply about the UX!

Bonus points!

  • You stay on top of the latest trends in client platform technologies and industry trends
  • You remember what it's like to build something yourself and you get frustrated when computers restart for no reason.
  • You a have a vision for the perfect user experience
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 Remote Friendly
    • We believe that your value to the team can be provided at a Cruise office or from the comfort of your home. Depending on your function, enjoy the flexibility of remote work and join our growing community of remote employees in the continental United States.
  • 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

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.

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