2022-01-05 Waymo

Technical Lead Manager, Machine Learning Platform

Mountain View, California, United States
San Francisco, California, United States

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the World’s Most Experienced Driver in hopes of improving the world's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.

Software Engineering builds the brains of Waymo's fully autonomous driving technology. Our software allows the Waymo Driver to perceive the world around it, make the right decision for every situation, and deliver people 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 driving, we'd like to meet you. 

ML Platform team at Waymo provides a set of tools and technologies to support and automate the lifecycle of the machine learning workflow, including feature and experiment management, and model development, debugging & evaluation, deployment, and monitoring. These efforts have resulted in making machine learning more accessible to teams at Waymo, including Perception, Behavior Prediction, Planner, Routing, Maps and Research, ensuring greater degrees of consistency and repeatability, and addressing the “last mile” of getting models into production and managing them once they are in place. We work hand in hand with machine learning experts in all parts of the company as well as our collaborators across Alphabet.

We are looking for a strong TL/TLM who is passionate about enabling machine learning at Waymo.

In this leadership role, you'll:

  • Lead a team of software engineers that design, develop, maintain and improve software
  • Work closely with our users to understand their needs and address their pain points 
  • Act as a sounding board and technical architect for your teams, help define technical vision and strategy
  • Guide all technical aspects of development, including technical requirements definition, design, implementation, unit testing, and integration
  • Work closely with engineering partners and stakeholders to drive organizational alignment
  • Attract, grow, and retain a diversity of talent, providing technical direction and career growth opportunities

Minimum qualifications

  • Experience managing projects across multiple teams
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and coaching senior engineers
  • Experience building and architecting large-scale, production quality systems, especially in applied machine learning 
  • Passionate about self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world
  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, Math, or equivalent real-world experience
  • 3+ years as Tech Lead or Manager
  • Technical experience in any of the following:
    • Distributed training / metrics evaluation 
    • Scalable ML data platform (dataset management, validation, feature engineering, versioning etc.)
    • ML Frameworks (TensorFlow, Pytorch etc.) development

Note: The following is only applicable for roles hired in the US. As we keep the safety of our employees and our communities top of mind, COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be a critical prevention measure to help end the pandemic.  Because of this, Waymo requires all US-based employees who perform work onsite for Waymo to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a disability, medical condition or religious belief, Waymo will provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with federal, state, and local law.

We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer. Waymo’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. Waymo also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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