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.
As Waymo becomes a multi-product company, Trucking will be our second largest opportunity and will see massive growth in 2020 as we tackle the unique challenges that it presents. We believe that commercial trucking, the backbone of our economy, stands to reap untold benefits by deploying autonomous trucks, particularly during long-haul stretches. Roads will be safer. Goods will be cheaper. Truckers will be called upon to use their skills in new ways while the truck itself becomes a trusted navigation partner.
In this role, you'll be working with a small but rapidly growing team, benefitting from shared technology and expertise of the greater Waymo and Alphabet organizations. We are looking for software engineers and roboticists who are passionate about evolving the safety-critical fallback and mitigation systems for self-driving cars and trucks beyond the state of the art.
- Adapt and extend existing fallback systems for deployment across the Waymo fleet of trucks and cars, while creating all-new approaches where needed
- Evaluate and understand the cross-functional, trucking-specific challenges that need to be tackled to operate a large fleet of autonomous trucks safely and efficiently at scale
- Prototype and deploy robust and reliable solutions to cutting-edge driving problems.
- Improve how our vehicles act and react in complex, nuanced, and rare situations.
- Work cross-functionally across Waymo’s Planning, Perception, Infrastructure, Simulation, SysEng, Product, and other teams to drive new features to completion
- BS in Computer Science, Robotics, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
- Experience in programming in C++ and with robust, safety-critical, efficient code
- Experience in at least one of: robotics, perception, motion planning and control, safety-critical systems (eg aerospace, medical or automotive), or autonomous systems
- Experience with data structures and advanced algorithms
- M.S. in robotics, computer science, autonomous systems or a related field.
- A generalist mindset with experience across the automated driving stack, from perception to behavior to mapping and localization to infrastructure.
- Extensive experience with autonomous or robotics systems deployed in the real world
- An interest in solving open ended problems
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.