2019-04-22 Waymo
Intern, Software Engineering, Positioning and Localization
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. 

The positioning team at Waymo is responsible for determining where, what direction and how fast the car is moving. We combine various sensors (GPS, wheels, IMU, laser, radar), information sources (maps, 3-d geometry) and algorithms to do this accurately and reliably. Hence we have projects that span the scope of the sensor and algorithms involved. You will be focused on an area within the pose estimation stack and be expected analyse and extend our algorithms and write solid code that runs on the car.


In this internship, you’ll:

  • Sensor fusion, Kalman filtering and pose estimation
  • Modelling and characterizing sensors and measurements for input and processing in the larger positioning pipeline (e.g. GPS, wheel speeds, lidar)
  • Development and implementation of algorithms into larger estimation pipeline
  • Writing C++ code


At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Experience in related fields such as (but not limited to) robotics, GPS, visual inertial odometry, laser odometry, localization, etc
  • Knowledge of the principles of Kalman filtering and estimation
  • C++
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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