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GM Cruise LLC Senior BIOS Engineer in San Francisco, California

Senior BIOS Engineer

at Cruise

San Francisco, CA

We’re Cruise, the self-driving ride-hailing service.

We are building the world’s most advanced, all-electric, self-driving cars to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving cars will help save lives, reimagine cities, redefine time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

At Cruise, our engineers have opportunities to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the cutting-edge of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to solve one of today’s most complex engineering challenges, see the results of your work in hundreds of self-driving cars, and make a positive impact in the world starting in our cities, join us.

About the role:

Cruise Hardware R&D team is on a mission to design best compute platforms for Autonomous Cars and the team is looking for a Senior BIOS engineer who has experience developing UEFI based system firmware (BIOS) for x86 server architectures. In this position, you will be working closely with Compute Hardware team who are responsible to create next generation Compute & Machine learning architectures. You will collaborate with Internal teams such as Embedded Systems, Linux Kernel developers & Security experts to gather high level features & requirements as well as work closely with external CPU chip vendors to understand their reference code to integrate with Cruise platform BIOS.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with hardware platform design owners to understand the system architecture, interfaces & various components connected to CPU

  • Interaction with Software stakeholders & Security teams to come up with the detailed requirements & proposals.

  • Research & investigate hardware & software security methods to meet Cruise safety & Security requirements.

  • Design and develop UEFI BIOS and preboot environment & validate functionality

  • Communicate firm requirements with Independent BIOS vendors (IBV) and ODM design partners as needed and assess their ability to design and capable to deliver high quality BIOS code.

  • Participate in board bring up activities along with hardware design & validation team members

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply analytical skills for debugging and troubleshooting critical early boot failures, BIOS related issues & low level hardware failures

  • Software systems testing methodology, including writing and execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools.

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent discipline

  • 5 + years of experience with scripting & automation

  • In-depth understanding of server UEFI/BIOS components & Secure boot

  • Experience with x86 architecture and interfaces such as DDR, PCIe, eSPI, USB, I2C/SMBUS

  • Experience with UEFI/BIOS development tools such as AMI Aptio 4 or Aptio V

  • Knowledge of Linux Kernel

  • Strong organizational, communication & Presentation skills

Bonus Points

  • Familiarity with RAS features, such as PCIe and DDR error handling and error injections

  • BIOS Security & Firmware Security development


  • Python/Shell scripting

Perks of being a Cruiser

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our self-driving cars go:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals

  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life

  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays

  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

  • Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend

  • Monthly gym stipend

  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats

  • On-site massages

  • State-of-the-art equipment for your work station

Take a glimpse through the lens of a Cruiser on our LinkedIn Page

Cruise LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cruise LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. And if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

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.