2019-11-15 Waymo
Intern, Hardware Engineering, Sensor Cleaning
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 Sensor Cleaning team works with Waymo’s sensor teams to evaluate and reduce performance degradation in foul conditions. As part of this team, you will conduct tests and analyses in a broad and challenging problem space to characterize the effectiveness of our cleaning systems. We conduct tests at the vehicle, subsystem and component level, in lab environments or in the field. An ideal candidate would have a passion to learn about electromechanical systems and a hands-on approach to prototyping and testing.

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:

  • Review requirements, draft test plans and develop test infrastructure
  • Set up and conduct tests while managing your project schedule
  • Work with engineering teams to troubleshoot issues, refine specifications and assist in developing innovative solution
  • Maintain technical documentation, analyze data and report on findings

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • BS, MS or PhD candidate in an engineering, science or related discipline
  • Excellent technical communication

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Mechatronics or similar mindset, with background in ME/EE/CS
  • An interest in hands-on prototyping and testing
  • Knowledge of how to operate, maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment, instrumentation and data acquisition systems
  • Basic knowledge of Solidworks/Catia and electrical schematics/layouts 
  • Experience with analysis scripts in Matlab/Python and proficiency in Linux


  • 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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