2020-02-14 Waymo
Systems Engineer, Motion Control
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:

  • Define and manage motion control actuator requirements; steering, braking and powertrain. Requirements are defined subject to vehicle-truck dynamics, control and sensing constraints for the self driving system
  • Drive architecture discussions focusing on motion control performance, fault tolerance and reliability
  • Evaluate electrical, mechanical and software architecture of the motion control system, and contribute to hardware and software design reviews
  • Coordinate motion control actuator integration to the self-driving system from prototype development to fleet deployment
  • Establish validation and verification methods for motion control requirements, and plan, execute, analyze and document results to verify and validate performance

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • 3 or more years of experience designing or testing electromechanical systems, particularly automotive, aerospace or other safety critical systems
  • 5 or more years of engineering experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Engineering or a related field (including ME, EE, CS, Robotics, Controls, Aerospace, etc.) or equivalent practical experience
  • SW development experience (including C/C++, Python, or MATLAB)
  • Strong foundation in system engineering principles such as requirements definition, formal verification and validation methods, and simulation
  • Experience with vehicle-truck (e.g. Class 8 trucks) dynamics and their corresponding steering, braking and propulsion systems


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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