Intern, Systems Engineering


San Francisco, CA


Position summary

t not meet every requirement, we strongly encourage you to apply. You might just be the right candidate for us.

The team leverages expert knowledge of the AV autonomy stack, its subsystems, and its interfaces to derive functional and performance requirements, develop validation strategies and technologies, and provide guidance during design and development of the autonomy stack holistically. The team leverages data analysis to understand failure modes and risk to the overall enterprise. The intern will work closely with senior Systems Engineers and our cross functional partners.


  1. Decompose the top-level system functions, behaviors and features into a set of requirements that specify the expected end-to-end system behavior.

  2. Perform analysis of Autonomous Vehicle data to characterize vehicle systems performance

  3. Define verification plans and test methods for driving behaviors and functions

  4. Perform data analysis, trade studies, and safety analyses, like root cause analysis to understand performance, failure modes, and risk


  1. Some experience writing SQL and Python code to analyze large data sets

  2. Critical and analytical thinking skills. Some experience interpreting what the data is telling us

  3. Some experience using paretos and root cause analysis

  4. Some experience writing requirements and test plans


  1. Experience with complex hardware and software systems

  2. Experience with safety critical systems, like automotive, medical, rail, aerospace

  3. Experience with AI/ML systems

The salary range for this position is $https://28.00 - https://68.00/hour. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.

Why Cruise?

  • Intern program elements:

    • Ownership of impactful project work
    • Mentorship and training
    • Networking events
  • Intern perks:

    • Competitive compensation 
    • Company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
  • 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 & 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.
  • 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 Safety Conscious

    • We integrate #staysafe, our top priority at Cruise, into our everyday work. Through our Safety Management System, every Cruiser is asked to do their part by reporting any potential issues or hazards they observe and making continuous improvements. You’ll be able to contribute to safety at Cruise, no matter your job function or title.

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.

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@

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Candidates applying for roles that operate and remotely operate the AV: Licensed to drive a motor vehicle in the https://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.