2020-03-30 Waymo
Senior System Safety Engineer
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.

The Waymo Safety Team works to promote and ensure the safety of Waymo’s fully self-driving technology.  The System Safety Team is part of the larger Safety Team at Waymo. Our experts collaborate closely with Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, Security, Operations, Legal, and Policy to establish and implement the System Safety process in areas where safety-relevant decisions for design, manufacturing, and operations are made.  We ensure safety is considered and designed into Waymo’s technology and operations in the first place, before launching into the public space.

In this Senior System Safety Engineer role, you'll:

  • Work closely with cross-functional efforts to perform hazard analysis and identify potential hazard causes, assess safety risks, support the definition of safety requirements, inform architecture and design, and develop hazard mitigations and verification strategies
  • Participate in design reviews and discussions to help ensure that safety goals and requirements are being effectively addressed
  • Support the Waymo Safety Team to oversee the program safety readiness process and metrics
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the robustness of Waymo’s safety program
  • Promote safety culture inside Waymo

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical degree
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience that includes some System Safety engineering 
  • Experience in performing hazard analyses (e.g. Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Subsystem Hazard Analyses, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, System-theoretic Process Analysis, etc.)
  • Experience in software development, software safety, and/or software verification and validation

It is preferred that you have:

  • An advanced degree in engineering or related technical fields
  • Expertise in safety analysis for autonomous vehicles, automotive, or embedded systems
  • Experience with the perception system
  • Experience in evaluating and ensuring regulatory compliance
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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