2018-12-04 Waymo
Software Engineer, Simulation
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.

The Simulation Team enables Waymo to simulate and analyze millions of miles of driving every day. We can recreate, modify, and amplify our real-world experience -- or generate entirely new situations from scratch. Our work is central to the development workflow of the onboard self-driving software team, enabling onboard engineers to rapidly iterate and understand the subtle consequences of any change to the system. As powerful as this system is, however, there are still many open problems to solve and much work ahead of us.

On our Simulation team, we have multiple Software Engineering roles open. Some examples of problems we want to solve are:

  • Design simulated agents that interact in realistic ways with the self-driving car
  • Seamlessly integrate logged data replay and simulated agents
  • Quantify the performance and safety characteristics of the self-driving car
  • Filter simulated data and detect the most interesting issues
  • Build reliable and scalable infrastructure services that make it easy to use simulation in new ways
  • Automate or streamline manual triage processes performed by a large team of operators
  • Generate simulations that target specific challenges
  • Automatically pick the most useful simulations to run at any time
  • Accelerate onboard software development with improved tools and visualization

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • A BS or MS in Computer Science or a similar discipline. An equivalent amount of real-life experience is also welcome
  • Experience with C++ (or a willingness to learn) and comfortable navigating a large code base
  • Passion about self-driving cars

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Industry experience writing C++
  • Full stack web development experience (frontend and backend)
  • AngularJS or Angular2 experience
  • Interest in learning from and optimizing for users
  • Experience or an interest in machine learning or AV simulation
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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