2020-01-02 Waymo
Sensing Systems 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.

Waymo's Systems Engineering team works together to blend software and hardware systems in groundbreaking new ways. We set the high performance standards that ensure our vehicles run smoothly and keep passengers safe, then design and perform the tests that validate that performance. We're looking for talented teammates who’ll help us maintain strong teamwork and are passionate about driving results.

In this Sensing Systems Engineer role, you'll:

  • Lead the sign-off of self-driving car sensors and the perception algorithms that use them
  • Research and understand the physics of self-driving car sensing technology (e.g. lidar, cameras, or radar)
  • Research and understand the software used to interpret sensor data into classified objects
  • Write reusable data analysis software and physics simulations
  • Perform system-level trade studies
  • Write requirements and drive for consensus within the hardware and software teams
  • Design, debug, and execute tests
  • Project manage a team of talented engineers around new feature releases
  • Analyze test data to ensure the system meets its requirements
  • Find creative ways to automate the sign-off process

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering, or other technical field
  • An advanced degree OR 5 years of experience as a software, controls, sensors, or systems engineer

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Written analyses in a high level language Python (numpy, matplotlib), or Matlab
  • Written database queries (SQL)
  • Experience in machine learning and C++
  • Written scientific or technical reports.  A thesis for an advanced degree is a plus
  • Experience writing requirements or running tests
  • Experience organizing a team of people.  Management experience is a plus
  • Technical expertise in a sensing technology (e.g. lidar, cameras, or radar)
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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