Staff Package Design Engineer


Sunnyvale, CA


Position summary

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

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Package Design Engineer to join our Silicon Systems team. In this role, you will work with our silicon partner, internal board design team, and chip architects to perform package design, analysis, and evaluations for high performance automotive compute silicon. You will work to help define ball map assignment, layout, routing and die placement. This is an exciting opportunity to work and drive cutting edge automotive silicon engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform Package Design Concepts leveraging Industry Best Known Methods for design rules

  • Perform routing studies taking into account HSIO routing (DDR, PCIe, UCIe) and optimizing with inputs from SI/PI team

  • Perform ball map design studies to optimize ball map and package size/interaction taking into account package/board layout and routing interactions

  • Interface with SI/PI Engineer and Die Layout team to co-optimize for die size, package size, routing and SI/PI

  • Ensure DFM by leveraging industry experience and feedback from design partners and OSATs taking into account industry trends, OSAT roadmaps, and BKMs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 15+ years experience or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 12+ years of experience

  • Strong Knowledge of package design, substrate stackup and ball/bump assignments

  • Strong Background in Package Design, Assembly, and Manufacturing of advanced ICs – including 2D, https://2.5D and 3D Design Trade Offs

  • Strong understanding of high speed interfaces such as PCIe, DDR, Ethernet and their routing requirements

  • Experience working with EDA tools for package layout and 3D CAD software to design and layout package components

  • Familiarity with board design and layout practices

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work across teams, both internally and externally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in IC Package Assembly (2D, https://2.5D, 3D)

  • Knowledgeable in Industry Trends and Standards (JEDEC, UCIe)

  • Experience with automotive package and board design

The salary range for this position is $161,500 - $237,500. 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?

  • 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

  • Subsidized mental health benefits

  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays

  • Healthy meals and snacks available for non-remote employees

  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care, and medical leave

  • Fertility Benefits

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Flexible Spending Account 

  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees

  • CruiseFlex, a working policy for US-Based Cruisers, lets you and your manager find the working style that’s best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home, or a combination of home and in-office time. - learn more about CruiseFlex here

  • 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.

  • 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. We offer a new kind of equity program called Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO), which combines IPO-like liquidity with the stability of remaining private - learn more about RLO here

  • 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.

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