2019-01-11 Waymo
Intern, Hardware Engineering, Reliability
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.


Hardware Engineering is a diverse, innovative, and collaborative group of electrical, mechanical, reliability, software and vehicle engineers. We design, build, and perfect the products which are the eyes and ears of Waymo's self-driving systems, and integrate those products into vehicle platforms. We're seeking curious and talented teammates to keep us moving in the right direction.


To enable our vehicles achieve extraordinary levels of reliability, we need to develop clever methods that enable our vehicles to self-diagnose their state of health.  In this internship, you will work on a novel approach for diagnosing the state of health of autonomous sensors. 

In this internship, you’ll:

  • Develop state-of-health signatures for the sensors

  • Correlating those signatures with the age of sensors

  • Creating a model that predicts sensor health based on these signatures


At a minimum, we’d like you to have:

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Related Discipline

  • Experience with data collection using microphones and accelerometers

  • Experience with digital signal processing

  • Experience developing empirical models


It's preferred if you have:

  • Expertise in acoustics and vibration

  • Expertise in machine learning


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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