2020-04-02 Waymo
Systems Test Engineer, Onboard Software, Trucking
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.

Waymo's Systems Engineering team works together to blend software and hardware systems in groundbreaking new ways. We set the high performance standards that ensure our vehicles run smoothly and keep passengers safe, then design and perform the tests that validate that performance. We're looking for talented teammates who’ll help us maintain strong teamwork and are passionate about driving results.

In this role, you'll:

  • Develop comprehensive test programs to ensure functional, performance and safety requirements of our self-driving system are met
  • Work closely with systems engineers to develop test plans
  • Work with testing operations to implement, conduct and improve tests
  • Collaborate with the simulation team to ensure test realism and scalability
  • Choose, improve and develop testing methodologies to ensure robust, rigorous, comprehensive, deeper and simulation-based scenario coverage with a high focus on automation and scalability
  • Support the issue triage process, spot patterns and key areas to prioritize work, provide insights and improve the overall system behavior
  • Analyze, interpret and document test results with well-written and useful test reports regularly as part of Waymo’s software development and release process
  • Create and maintain dashboards that allow others to understand test performance

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Strong demonstrated experience defining verification and validation test programs including hands-on experience and understanding the nuances of self-driving requirements, algorithms and the operating environment to test rigorously
  • Careful mindset required for safety-critical development, the ability to work quickly to meet project timelines  and the judgement to balance both
  • Solid physics and software engineering fundamentals
  • Data analysis skills (e.g. using Python or MATLAB) including using large datasets. Ability to write C++ code when needed.
  • Enjoy working across teams, proactive and organized as well as able to clearly document and communicate test results and findings
  • BS degree in a technical field such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace or computer engineering, robotics, math, physics or similar field or equivalent practical experience

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Experience working with heavy commercial vehicles
  • Experience in automotive Model-in-the-loop (MIL), Software-in-the-loop (SIL) and Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) methods
  • Formal systems engineering experience. Capture the benefits of systems engineering with the rigor appropriate for safety-critical systems, without the overhead present in some organizations.
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, written/verbal communication skills (framing and storytelling), teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in one or more areas of the autonomous driving software stack such as Perception, Behavior Prediction, Planning, Motion Control or similar
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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