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Senior Site Reliability Engineer II, Infrastructure, Observability

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$143k - $210k







  • Mission/Vision: To develop the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles, enhancing safety, city living, and personal freedom.

  • Key Responsibilities: Improve and maintain observability systems, collaborate with software teams, and build effective tools for engineers.

  • Growth Opportunities: Work with cutting-edge technologies and platforms, and contribute to transformative projects in the autonomous vehicle space.


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.

The Observability team at Cruise is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to play a critical role in building out and improving observability systems, tools and the related codebase.

Site Reliability Engineers at Cruise bring specialized knowledge and experience to ensure the reliability, scalability, performance, efficiency, and security of our systems.

What you'll be doing:

  • Using your software and systems engineering skills to contribute code, perform code reviews, and create technical designs that improve performance and reliability of observability systems.

  • Partnering with Software Engineering teams to better understand use-cases and guide the engineers to use the existing tools effectively.

  • Building tools to enable engineers to collect and act on observability signals.

What you must have

  • Previous experience as an SRE, Production Engineer, Systems Engineer, or Software Engineer with a focus on distributed systems reliability.

  • Considerable experience in working with container orchestration systems (eg. Kubernetes).

  • Proficient in designing and developing complex distributed systems, with expertise in one or more high-level programming languages such as Go, Python, Rust, C/C++, or NodeJS.

  • Considerable Linux experience.

  • Effective collaboration skills to work closely with the team members and various engineering teams.

Bonus Points!

  • Experience with Cloud Platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Experience with OpenTelemetry instrumentation.

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, Docker, Istio and Terraform.

  • Skilled in defining and instrumenting SLIs and SLOs.

  • Previous experience working with Prometheus, Grafana, TSDBs and observability pipelines (e.g. either for logging or metrics or tracing).

The salary range for this position is $142,800 - $210,000. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, long-term incentives, 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. (.

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, age, 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 HR@getcruise.com_._

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.


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