2020-03-30 Waymo
Vehicle Wiring Harness Engineer
Novi, Michigan, 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.

In this Hardware Engineering role, you'll:

  • Be responsible to design, release, and deliver, from concept to production, wiring harnesses, power distribution sub-systems, and low voltage energy storage systems. Managing their integration and mounting strategies into our vehicles
  • Create BOM, 2D layouts and 3D CAD of automotive electrical wiring harnesses
  • Support supplier sourcing activities by creating technical information packages for quotation
  • Work closely with vendors to ensure quality and timely delivery of hardware for vehicle build activities, using tools such as DFMEA and DVP&R Lead zone reviews to communicate, coordinate and consult with all stakeholders
  • Support vehicle build events, including debugging harness issues, and subsequent resolution
  • Manage the cost, mass, and performance attributes for the harness within the provided specifications/requirements

At the minimum, we'd like you to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar plus sufficient experience with harness delivery and electrical distribution
  • 7+ years of vehicle harness release experience
  • Proven track record of harness delivery from concept through launch
  • Experience with wire harness design software such as Mentor Graphics
  • Experience with 2D and 3D CAD software, preferably CatiaV5/V6

It's preferred if you have:

  • Experience with development and integration of current harness technology into a large commercial vehicle platform 
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles and experimental hardware
  • Strong communication and team working skills
  • Self-starter attitude with creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Demonstrates the ability to work autonomously to manage projects and maintains communication with interested parties
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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