2021-01-15 Waymo
Infrastructure Strategy Planning & Optimization Lead
Mountain View, California, United States

Waymo is a self-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 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 15 billion miles of simulation testing.

The Strategy & Business Operations team plans Waymo’s dynamic future and drives the company’s go-to-market strategy and strategic execution. We leverage quantitative and qualitative analysis to create long-term business strategies and help execute on Waymo’s commercial deployment. We run a lean team, creating the opportunity for each team member to generate substantial impact on Waymo’s business.

In this Infrastructure Strategy Planning and Optimization lead, you’ll:

  • Be responsible for the optimization and prescription of the evolutionary roadmap for Waymo’s infrastructure
  • Develop Waymo’s infrastructure simulation capabilities to run sensitivity and risk analysis to test and optimize scenarios
  • Leverage a deep understanding of Operations Research and Data Science concepts and techniques to inform and influence infrastructure recommendations
  • Work with Operations, Product, Engineering, Policy and Finance to define the interdepencies, fleet characteristics, external factors and requirements for Waymo’s infrastructure plans
  • Develop reproducible and scalable models and decision support tools for the Strategy and Business Operations team


At a minimum, we’d like you to have:

  • 7+ years of work experience in Operations Research, Data Science, applied Math in Logistics or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in modeling and optimizing physical networks
  • Strong mathematical programming skills (LP, MILP) with a solid foundation in data structures and algorithms
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis, modeling, machine learning (linear models, time-series, neural networks) in Python
  • Exceptional ability to transform complex business problems into first principle models
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and a fast paced industry


It’s preferred if you have:

  • Experience with NP-hard problems, Queuing theory and related topics
  • Experience building web applications (React.js)
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs


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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