2020-03-30 Waymo
Lead Vehicle Technician
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.

Technical Fleet Operations is a dynamic team tasked with maintaining Waymo’s self driving fleet. Our role is critical in ensuring fleet uptime and safety. This is achieved by installing, repairing, and troubleshooting custom built computers, high-tech self driving sensors and modules. Our team works closely with engineers and other teams to ensure the proprietary technology can progress rapidly. Excellent communication and teamwork are fundamental aspects of our culture.

In this Lead Vehicle Technician role, you’ll:

  • Master proprietary cutting edge technologies, both independently and while collaborating with engineers and team
  • Service and troubleshoot Self-driving Systems, components and integrated sensor stacks using internal proprietary tools
  • Diagnose OEM base vehicle systems and components using manufacturer provided software and tools, specializing in CAN, LIN, and FlexRay 
  • Demonstrate leadership alongside managers providing exemplary hands on skills, technical writing, and verbal communication practices
  • Complete tasks outside of established processes when necessary and propose creative solutions to unforeseen roadblocks
  • Provide remote field support, up to 25% of the time 

At a minimum, we’d like you to have:

  • 4+  years as a shop lead/master tech, BA/BS and/or an Automotive Technology degree
  • 4+ years experience in an automotive research/development environment
  • 2 years experience working with ADAS systems and/or other self-driving systems
  • Strong diagnostic troubleshooting experience with OEM systems: High level experience working with HV systems and hybrid drivetrains, CAN, Flexray, LIN, HVAC, cooling, chassis and suspension 
  • Ability to adhere to a schedule of operating times for the assigned shift including, but not limited to, working on holidays, weekends, and nights. Must be willing and able to travel independently on short notice to support fleet needs - could be up to 25% of the time
  • Experience working in a matrix organization, thrives working in a rapidly changing and evolving environment, independently and with cross functional teams

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Master Technician certified, ASE certification and or manufacturer certification 
  • Knowledgeable regarding optimization of fleet maintenance and OEM maintenance items
  • Ability to operate comfortably within and troubleshoot Linux based systems
  • Diagnostic experience with embedded modules,  self driving systems and sensor stacks
  • Knowledgeable regarding optimization of fleet maintenance and OEM maintenance items
  • Lean Six Sigma certification
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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