2019-03-12 Waymo
Intern, Software Engineering, 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.

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. 

Come work on Waymo’s simulation team! You will be adding cool (and maybe experimental) features to our internal tools such as CarCraft and X-View. There is also opportunity to work on our simulation infrastructure, specifically our large distributed system for simulating in the cloud. 

In this internship, you'll:

  • Develop new experimental features for simulation (e.g. controlling simulated agents in real time using video game controllers)
  • (Time permitting) Add new features to our infrastructure to speed up simulation time

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Proficient in C++
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Curious, self-motivated and driven

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Experience with graphical user interfaces (especially Qt)
  • Distributed systems
  • Object-oriented design


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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