2021-03-25 Waymo
2021 Intern, Software Engineering, Lidar
Remote, US

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.

High quality point cloud data is of immense value to the safe and correct operation of autonomous vehicles. The lidar team creates state of the art lidar systems to directly sense the world in three dimensions, accurately and precisely, in real time. We apply advanced algorithms and sophisticated signal processing techniques to extract meaningful information about the surrounding world. As a software engineer you will work with physicists, mechanical, optical, and electrical engineers to better inform the algorithms we develop and the lidars we design.

The production software that we write needs to be of the highest caliber, as it needs to run in real-time, often requiring nanosecond precision, and be optimized for high throughput. We perform analyses on massive amounts of data using cutting edge Big Data technologies.

We are looking for creative Software Engineer interns that like playing with hardware, develop sophisticated algorithms, and thrive in an interdisciplinary team setting.

In this internship, you’ll:

  • Develop software for the control, calibration, processing and analysis of our next generation lidar technology.
  • Collaborate with teams consuming point cloud data (such as perception, simulation and mapping) to derive project requirements.
  • Write mission-critical, robust and safety-driven code to run in production environment
  • Analyze large amounts of point cloud data to build sophisticated models of LiDAR performance and the surrounding environment.

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Be actively enrolled in a M.S. or PhD program in Computer Science/Robotics/Electrical Engineering or in a similar field with significant hands on experience in industry writing production software.
  • Working knowledge of C++
  • Working knowledge of Python

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Experience working with point cloud data.
  • Knowledge of optics
  • Experience with computer graphics algorithms
  • Experience with Map Reduce or similar data center technologies
  • Embedded programming, Verilog, RTL, FPGA

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.

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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