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.
Waymo's Systems Engineering team works together to blend software and hardware systems in groundbreaking new ways. We set the high performance standards that ensure our vehicles run smoothly and keep passengers safe, then design and perform the tests that validate that performance. We're looking for talented teammates who’ll help us maintain strong teamwork and are passionate about driving results.
In this role, you'll:
- Define the platform power supply system requirements and architecture taking into account self-driving use cases, functional safety, and fault protection considerations
- Work closely with OEM vehicle and Tier 1 partners to ensure correct implementation against requirements
- Craft and execute verification and validation test plans for these requirements
- Collaborate with functional safety engineers and OEM vehicle partners to translate high level safety goals into detailed technical requirements
- Collaborate with embedded software, electrical and hardware engineers to implement fault monitoring and response measures on safety critical, real-time systems
- Lead trade studies to help drive decisions and balance competing requirements. This involves a mix of multi-disciplinary problem solving, detailed analysis and testing, and close collaboration with domain experts and other stakeholders
At a minimum we’d like you to have:
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or similar
- At least 5 years experience in an electrical design or systems engineering role
- Power electronics and circuit analysis fundamentals, with knowledge of power conversion, power distribution, and electromagnetic compatibility
- Automotive or aerospace experience with power systems (batteries, power conversion, distribution) and communications buses (CAN, FlexRay, Ethernet)
- Fault tolerant and fault-operable system design
It’s preferred if you have:
- Experience with Class 8 truck power supply systems and architectures
- Experience working with automotive OEM evaluation processes and facilities. Has an understanding of a typical automotive development process including major milestones & deliverables
- Formal systems engineering experience, including requirement writing. Capture the benefits of systems engineering with the rigor appropriate for safety-critical systems, without the overhead present in some organizations
- Coding and scripting ability (C++, Python) to scale large data sets and ability to draw conclusions via data analysis methods
- A strong root-cause analysis mindset to problem solving
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.