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2024-05-08 Waymo

Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Mountain View, California, United States

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with the mission to be the most trusted driver. Since its start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has focused on building the Waymo Driver—The World's Most Experienced Driver™—to improve access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. The Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, a fully autonomous ride-hailing service, and can also be applied to a range of vehicle platforms and product use cases. The Waymo Driver has provided over one million rider-only trips, enabled by its experience autonomously driving tens of millions of miles on public roads and tens of billions in simulation across 13+ U.S. states.

The Planner Infrastructure team at Waymo builds software that runs on the self-driving car, in addition to tools & benchmarking for ensuring that our system is performant and reliable. We are looking for infrastructure engineers to lead and help us take our system to the next level. This will ensure the self-driving car can operate in environments like freeways and crowded city streets.

In this role you'll:

  • Report into our Planner Infrastructure TLM
  • Ensure that our software is architected for reliability and implemented using advanced technologies and engineering best practices.
  • Conduct software testing and validation, including the use of simulation and static analyzers to ensure that there are no reliability problems in our software that runs on the road.
  • Ensure that our system can produce safe driving plans in an allotted timing and compute budget (potentially for hundreds of people and cars around the self-driving car).
  • Be able to react and change direction at super-human latencies when there are new hazards detected by our perception system.
  • Ensure our machine learning models are performing well on GPU/TPU and other hardware accelerators.

At a minimum we'd like you to have:

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Physics, Math, or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 4 years of industry experience designing and writing production code
  • Proficient in C++, Java, Rust, or other modern languages.
  • Experience leading technical contributions and excellent engineering execution.

It's preferred if you have:

  • Experience designing, building, or maintaining FAANG-scale infra platforms.
  • Experience building performant and easy to use scalable systems and tools.
  • Expertise in C++ and C++ specific low-level code optimizations 
  • Experience in robotics or self-driving cars.
  • Experience with ML model inference performance and frameworks like CUDA and JAX.
  • Experience designing or writing software for high-reliability systems, performance optimization, or productionizing deep learning models on GPU for low inference latency.

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, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a Health Saving Account (HSA), and special wellness programs.

Financial wellness: Your financial peace of mind is important to us. At Waymo, we offer competitive compensation, bonus opportunities, equity, a generous 401(k) plan, 1-on-1 financial coaching, a 529 College Savings Plan 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 paid parental leave (birthing parent gets 24 weeks of paid leave with up to 4 weeks of additional leave before their due date, and non-birthing parent gets 18 weeks of paid leave), and 20 days of subsidized backup childcare or adult/elder care.. Access to fertility care or adoption support as you grow your family.

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.

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The expected base salary range for this full-time position across US locations is listed below. Actual starting pay will be based on job-related factors, including exact work location, experience, relevant training and education, and skill level. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the role location or, if the role can be performed remote, the specific salary range for your preferred location, during the hiring process. 

Waymo employees are also eligible to participate in Waymo’s discretionary annual bonus program, equity incentive plan, and generous Company benefits program, subject to eligibility requirements. 

Salary Range
$192,000$243,000 USD
We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees. Waymo does not discriminate against, and prohibits harassment of, any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please let the recruiting team know or email waymo-candidatesupport@google.com. (This email address is intended to be used only for requesting accommodations as part of the application process. Other inquiries will not receive a response.)

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