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2024-04-17 Waymo

Electrical Engineer, Compute Systems

Mountain View, California, United States

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. 

 

The Compute Systems team at Waymo is responsible for pioneering high-performance digital systems crucial for the Waymo Driver. As a key leader in a dynamic, cross-functional environment, you'll be instrumental in directing and coordinating programs across various product areas, solving complex challenges, and driving innovation in autonomous technology. This role offers high visibility to leadership, promising growth opportunities, and the chance to work on cutting-edge projects.

In this role you'll:

  • Develop test boards and sub-circuits within core Compute designs
  • Own debug, field triage and root cause analysis for Compute modules
  • Support bringup and validation of Compute hardware designs - executing test plans, deploying hardware setups and instrumentation
  • Support scripting and automation of tools and processes within the team

At a minimum we'd like you to have:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 2+ years PCB design experience - schematic capture, board layout, manufacturing, test/debug
  • Been through at least one full design cycle for a project
  • Experience with hardware validation cycles, debug and measurement methods
  • Experience with lab bring-up, debug of electronic systems, and manufacturing testing processes
  • Familiarity with:
  • Digital communication buses, such as CAN, I2C, SPI, UART
  • Basic power circuits, MOSFET fundamentals
  • Familiarity with Python and/or Linux environments

It's preferred if you have:

  • 3+ years PCB design experience
  • Delivered multiple projects to production stage
  • Experience with high-speed digital interfaces, such as PCIe, DDR, MIPI, Ethernet
  • Experience designing for automotive environments
  • Familiarity with Cadence PCB CAD tools such as Cadence Allegro / System Capture
  • Development experience with Python, Linux or C++ environments

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.

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
$149,000$189,000 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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