2019-11-15 Waymo
Intern, Hardware Engineering, Laser Team
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 Laser Team works on advanced lidar development.

Waymo interns work alongside leaders in the industry on projects that deliver significant impact to the company. We believe learning is a two-way street: leveraging your knowledge while providing you with opportunities to expand your skill-set. Interns are an important part of our culture and our recruiting pipeline. Join us at Waymo for a fun and rewarding internship!

In this internship, you’ll do one or more of:

  • Physical modeling and signal analysis for future lidar systems.
  • Develop tests of high bandwidth, low noise optoelectronics for lidar signal analysis.
  • Characterize and define metrics of laser performance and requirements for accurate range measurements.
  • Build and test optics to optimize transmission and collection.
  • Data analysis and modeling in Python or Matlab

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • In Physics or EE Masters or PhD degree program
  • Good programming and data analysis skills in Python or Matlab
  • Experience with high speed optoelectronics
  • Hands on optics/lasers/electronics aptitude.

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Experience with lidar, radar or related optical sensing technologies.
  • Experience with telecom or photonics components.
  • Knowledge of free space optics experimental methods.

Perks

  • Help solve challenging problems with a direct impact on the company
  • Competitive compensation packages with a housing/relocation bonus
  • Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks 
  • Free access to Google shuttles
  • Onsite gym
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Fun intern events and networking opportunities

Note: We will accept resumes on a rolling basis until the role is filled. To be in consideration for multiple roles, please apply to each one individually. 

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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