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.
As part of Waymo's Legal team, you will work on the exciting legal issues surrounding our transformational autonomous driving technology and help drive our business lines forward from technology ideation through scaled commercial deployment. We partner with our public policy, safety, security and privacy experts to define transportation policy for the autonomous driving world to come, advising on regulatory changes that support and protect our users around the world. We collaborate with our engineering, product, strategy and operations teams to develop and protect our intellectual property portfolio and drive our corporate and commercial transactions. We ensure compliance with an increasingly complex and dynamic range of global regulations. And we anticipate, mitigate, and litigate high-profile and precedent-setting legal matters.
In this Employment Counsel role, you’ll:
- Reporting to the Managing Counsel of Employment, serve as a dedicated employment counsel, responsible for a variety of employment legal matters for Waymo
- Provide advice and pragmatic solutions for a broad range of employment issues, including HR policies, personnel actions, workplace safety, wage and hour legal compliance, dispute resolution, and contingent workforce needs
- Provide legal support for internal investigations concerning potential code of conduct or other violations of internal Waymo policies
- Prevent and resolve employment disputes and respond to agency claims, audits, and/or inquiries
At a minimum, we’d like you to have:
- Juris Doctor or equivalent degree
- 4+ years of experience practicing employment law representing management at a law firm and/or in-house
- Admitted to the bar and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law in California
- Working knowledge of federal and California employment laws
- Experience providing advice to HR and management on a broad range of employment legal issues, including HR policies, personnel actions, workplace safety, wage and hour legal compliance, dispute resolution, and contingent workforce needs
- Willingness and ability to work collaboratively under general supervision of the Managing Counsel of Employment Legal and with other Legal Team members on a broad range of legal matters
- Experience interacting with federal and state agencies on employment matters
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to prioritize and manage numerous simultaneous projects under deadline pressure
- Ability to travel and work outside business hours when needed
It’s preferred if you have:
- Expertise in Cal/OSHA and/or OSHA
- Expertise in alcohol and drug testing programs
- Direct or indirect (e.g., via a secondment) in-house experience
- Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization's legal department and across business units
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.