2020-11-12 Waymo
2021 Intern, Software Engineering, Simulation
Mountain View, California, United States
Remote, US

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.

Waymo interns work alongside leaders in the industry on projects that deliver significantimpact to the company. We believe learning is a two-way street: leveraging your knowledge while providing you with opportunities to expand your skill-set. Interns are an important part of our culture and our recruiting pipeline. Join us at Waymo for a fun and rewarding internship!

We have a couple of open roles, ranging across infrastructure, ML, and frontend. In this internship, you could:

  • Develop experimental simulation features to help the self-driving car navigate dense urban environments
  • Design simulated agents that interact in realistic ways with the self-driving car
  • Build tools and visualizations that make it faster to understand and evaluate the self-driving car’s behavior
  • Work on very large scale distributed system to run millions of simulations

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Pursuing a BS or MS in Computer Science or a similar discipline
  • Proficient in C++
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Curious, self-motivated and driven

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Distributed systems experience
  • Object-oriented design experience
  • Full stack experience
  • Experience in Robotics, or AI/ML

General Perks

  • Help solve challenging problems with a direct impact on the company
  • Competitive compensation packages with a housing/relocation bonus (if applicable)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Fun intern events and networking opportunities

Onsite Perks (These perks will only be applicable if the internship is on site)

  • Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • Free access to Google shuttles
  • Onsite gym

Note: As the situation around COVID-19 remains unclear, unless otherwise stated this is going to be a remote internship position. We will accept resumes on a rolling basis until the role is filled. To be in consideration for multiple roles, you will need to apply to each one individually - please apply to the top 3 roles you are interested in.

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