2020-01-02 Waymo
Intern, Software Engineering, Perception (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. So far, the focus has mostly been on people.

Now we’re turning our attention to things as well. Over the past year, we’ve been conducting road tests of Waymo’s self-driving trucks in California, Arizona, and Georgia. Our software is learning to drive big rigs in much the same way a human driver would after years of driving passenger cars. The principles are the same, but things like braking, turning, and blind spots are different with a fully-loaded truck and trailer.

Software Engineering builds the brains of Waymo's fully self-driving trucks. Our software allows our trucks to perceive the world around them, make the right decision for every situation, and deliver goods 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 trucking, we'd like to meet you.

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 perception internship, you'll:

  • Experiment with fusion algorithms for multiple lidars
  • Perform state estimation on the dynamics of a trailer
  • Work with a large and mature self driving vehicle codebase

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Must be enrolled in a MS/PHD program in Computer Science, Robotics, similar technical field of study
  • Strong C++ knowledge
  • Robotics or lidar experience

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Python experience


  • Help solve challenging problems with a direct impact on the company
  • Competitive compensation packages with a housing/relocation bonus
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Free access to Google shuttles
  • 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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