2018-11-30 Waymo
Intern, Software Engineering, Behavior Prediction
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.

Software Engineering builds the brains of Waymo's fully self-driving vehicles. Our software allows our vehicles to perceive the world around them, make the right decision for every situation, and deliver people safely to their destinations. We think deeply and solve complex technical challenges in areas like robotics, perception, decision-making and deep learning, while collaborating with hardware and systems engineers. If you’re a software engineer or researcher who’s curious and passionate about Level 4 autonomous driving, we'd like to meet you. 

The behavior prediction (BP) team at Waymo predicts what other agents (cars, pedestrians, etc.) will do on the road, in the future. Our work lets the car plan around other people’s actions, allowing us to act more courteously towards others on the road, and to avoid dangerous situations before they happen. For this role, we are looking for someone to work on the geometries of the predictions that we make.

In this Behavior Prediction internship, you'll:

  • Improve the trajectory geometry of Behavior Prediction
  • Apply motion planning techniques to geometry generation
  • Design machine learning algorithms to generate trajectories that match observed data

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • A solid foundation in software engineering and basic algorithms
  • Experience with machine learning
  • An understanding of cost-based planning or optimization
  • Knowledge of C++

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Experience with inverse reinforcement learning or multi-agent planning
  • Experience writing performance-sensitive code in C++ or a related language
  • Experience with continuous motion planning
  • Understanding/knowledge of game theory
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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