2018-07-18 Waymo
Systems Software Engineer
Mountain View, California, United States

Waymo is the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Building on software and sensor technology developed at Google, Waymo is now launching the world’s first fully self-driving transportation service that will take members of the public from A to B at the touch of a button.

We're looking for Software Engineers to join our Onboard Infrastructure team. The team’s scope covers everything from low-level system software to security, high-bandwidth data logging, IPC (low-latency and high-throughput), performance analysis, to full-system debugging. We work closely with the Hardware, Sensor, Vision, Perception, Planning and Machine-Learning teams to build the most performant and low-latency self-driving solution in the industry.

In this Systems Software Engineering role, you may:

  • Work on the core OS and Linux Kernel on various devices (including primary compute) within the vehicle
  • Work on implementing security features to keep the vehicle and its networks protected
  • Collaborate with other Onboard Software teams to build low-level libraries and interfaces to improve hardware utilization, lower latency, and resolve performance bottlenecks
  • Collaborate cross functionally with hardware and software engineering teams to develop low-level software to deploy new hardware solutions
  • Help manage vendor / Waymo interactions

Focus areas may include (not all are required):

  • Low-level software infrastructure
  • Performance analysis and improvement
  • Board Bring-up
  • Kernel enhancements
  • Virtualization
  • Android (BSP bringup, etc.)
  • Vendor interaction / management

We'd like you to have:

  • BS in CS, or related field
  • Strong skills in C and/or C++
  • Low-level computer systems, software and architecture background
  • Extensive knowledge of Unix/Linux environments
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Linux kernel development experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and network programming is a plus
  • Skills in scripting languages, particularly Python and shell, is a plus
  • Previous experience with BIOS (EFI, coreboot) a plus
  • Previous experience with Yocto is a plus
  • Previous experience with Android OS bringup is a plus
At Waymo, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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