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Organization: Cruise Automation LLC
Title: Mapping Technician
Location: San Francisco
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-01-25

Position Description:

We're the driverless car company. We believe in improving people’s lives by making transportation safer, more accessible, and more convenient.

Our team is small and we move quickly. We are testing our self driving cars in San Francisco and Arizona. We're looking for detail-oriented and tech-savvy individuals to help us build our specialized maps.

As a Mapping Technician, you'll play an important role in bringing self driving cars to the world. Our specialized maps are required before we can put our self driving cars on the road. In this role you will help label our high definition maps and identify features (like lane locations and traffic control devices) so that our car understand how to interact in the world. The layers are added using a layers-based editing software similar to Photoshop/Illustrator.

You should have strong attention to detail, good knowledge of how to use a computer, and good understanding of driving laws and behavior. Professionalism and sound judgment are required at all times, as well as the ability to work in a team setting. You'll be expected to keep certain project details confidential.


Must be able to work at our San Francisco office during business hours Monday through Friday.
Part time situations may be considered based on your schedule/skillset, though the closer to full time the better.
Must work well in teams. You'll be working with others, and helping each other complete your projects.
Must be able to think through complex traffic control situations, such as right of ways and intersection navigation.


Knowledge of driving laws and basic navigation
Experience with layer-based editing software, or ability to learn basic functionalities
BS/BA degree a plus, but not required (particularly if you have art/editing background)
GIS experience a plus, but not required
Acute attention to detail is a must
Existing work experience or military experience preferred
Strong interpersonal skills
Comfortable with technology