Silicon Emulation Engineer
Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the Waymo Driver—The World’s Most Experienced Driver™—to improve everyone's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.
At Waymo, we are mission-driven and believe deeply in the opportunity of autonomous driving technology to improve mobility and make people's lives better. We are united by purpose and responsibility (for our employees and riders alike). We are looking for kind, committed, employees who have integrity, dream big, work together as one team and create a sense of belonging for one another that is the foundation of our culture. We want each team member to feel welcomed and included in every step of our exciting journey.
Waymo's Compute Team is tasked with a critical and exciting mission: We deliver the compute platform responsible for running the fully autonomous vehicle's software stack. To achieve our mission, we architect and create high-performance custom silicon; we develop system-level compute architectures that push the boundaries of performance, power, and latency; and we collaborate closely with many other teammates to ensure we design and optimize hardware and software for maximum performance. We are a multidisciplinary team seeking curious and talented teammates to work on one of the world's highest performance automotive compute platforms.
In this role, you'll:
- Collaborate with the design, verification, and software teams to simulate future silicon designs and software on an emulation platform, targeting functional and performance validation and left-shift of software development
- Design, implement, and optimize emulation testbenches, balancing performance and debug capabilities based on user needs and hardware constraints
- Write end-to-end synthesizable transactors to interact with emulated designs through software APIs and C-DPI
- Triage and root-cause failures alongside emulation users, leveraging waveforms, software logging, and custom-built emulation monitors
- Assist with post-silicon bring-up, debug, and characterization
- Build infrastructure to support the emulation user base, including tools for model build, regression, automation, continuous integration, data analysis, and training
- Report to our Silicon Design Verification and Emulation Manager
At a minimum we'd like you to have:
- BS degree in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering or related field and at least 5 years of silicon development experience
- Experience with at least one major hardware emulation platform (Palladium, Zebu, Veloce, Protium, HAPS)
- High level of proficiency with one or more of the following emulation approaches: virtual prototyping, testbench acceleration, hybrid emulation, in-circuit emulation (speed bridge), QEMU, or VirtualBox
- Experience with SystemVerilog, design verification methodologies, and RTL logic design
- Programming and scripting (C++, Python, TCL) for automation, test development, debug flows, and release process
- Strong debugging skills across hardware and software
It's preferred if you have:
- AXI/AMBA, PCIe, DRAM, and Ethernet interfaces
- Performance and power analysis techniques
- JTAG, DFT, UART, SPI, GPIO and other test/low-speed interfaces
- Advanced design verification methods (coverage, gate-level simulation, assertions, and UVM).
- Post-silicon debug software (e.g. Trace32, OpenOCD, TARMAC) and lab bench tools (analyzers, scopes, meters)
- Understanding of CPU integration, bare metal programming, embedded systems, Linux internals, operating systems, boot loaders, drivers, and firmware
While at Waymo, you will enjoy benefits that cover…
Health and wellness: Our people are at the heart of everything we do. At Waymo, you can enjoy top-notch medical, dental and vision insurance, mental wellness support, gym membership, and special wellness programs.
Financial wellness: Your financial peace of mind is important to us. At Waymo, we offer a great compensation package, bonus opportunities, equity, generous retirement planning with company match, and lots of other perks and employee discounts.
Flexibility and time off: Take the time you need to relax and recharge. Enjoy the flexibility to work from another location for four weeks per year. We support an on-site or hybrid work model and offer remote working opportunities, paid time off, bereavement, sick, and parental leave.
Supporting families: When it comes to growing your family or caring for your loved ones, you have our full support. Enhanced leave options include 24 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents and 18 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents.
Community and personal development: At Waymo, you'll find a range of opportunities to grow, connect, and give back. We offer education reimbursement, personal and professional development, mentorship, and other ways to connect through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), other internal groups, and even time off to volunteer.
Cool perks: Access to Google offices, cafes, wellness centers, massages, and so much more. To support your wellbeing at home, you can enjoy at-home fitness and cooking classes, and more.