2019-04-22 Waymo
Intern, Supply Chain, Hardware Test Engineer
Mountain View, California, United States

Waymo's supply chain and manufacturing teams are making the cars of the future a reality. We handle all production processes and supplier development strategies: from contracts and purchasing, to designs for improved manufacturing, through quality control and delivery. We collaborate actively with Waymo engineering teams as well as external suppliers and partners to make sure everything is built to spec and delivered on time to meet the rising demands of our business.

Our manufacturing test engineering group provides technical support to Waymo’s self driving system production, especially in hardware troubleshooting, yield improvement, quality improvement and test station hardware/software development. In this position, you will have the opportunity to acquire in-depth hands-on knowledge of the self-driving hardware technology and to carry it from prototyping phase to volume production.

Google’s self-driving car project was part of Google [x] and has grown into an independent company, Waymo, under Alphabet. Waymo aims to improve people’s lives by transforming mobility and making it easier and safer for everyone to get around, regardless of their ability to drive.

So far, we’ve self-driven over 10 million miles and are currently out on the streets in various cities. We are in the exciting phase of  making self driving cars widely available to the world and you can make direct impacts to make it happen.

In this Supply Chain, Hardware Test Engineer Internship, you'll:

  • Conduct PCBA troubleshooting, bringing up and rework
  • Develop self driving system HW test stations
  • Develop product troubleshooting procedures

At a minimum we'd like you to have:

  • Finishing BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering in 2020
  • Experience in digital and analog circuit analysis
  • Knowledge in PCBA bringing-up, testing and troubleshooting
  • Strong hands-on EE lab skills
  • Enthusiasm in solving real world production problems

It's preferred if you have:

  • Hands-on experience in reworking PCBAs with surface mount components
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Python software development and Linux networking
  • Strong project management, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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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