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.
Hardware Engineering is a diverse, innovative, and collaborative group of electrical, mechanical, reliability, software and vehicle engineers. We design, build, and perfect the products which are the eyes and ears of Waymo's autonomous driving technology, and integrate those products into vehicle platforms. We're seeking curious and talented teammates to keep us moving in the right direction.
In this role, you'll:
- Develop and test high performance lidar systems
- Test and analyze electro-optical subsystems to evaluate performance
- Work closely with electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, reliability engineers to develop robust, high performance, affordable systems
- Support development and transfer of mass production capable assembly and test equipment
- Investigate future technologies and architectures
At the minimum, we'd like you to have:
- MS in Physics, Applied Physics or a similar field
- Working knowledge of electronics, optics, and mechanical design
- Software scripting skills
- Hands-on experience with electro-optical components and systems
- Track record of innovation and solving challenging problems
- Excellent technical communication skills
It's preferred if you have:
- PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, EE, or a similar field
- Experience with optical devices and system test and characterization in a production environment.
- Experience working with optical component suppliers.
- Experience with optical design and simulation software
- Strong understanding of optical semiconductors
- Working knowledge of Python/Numpy
- Track record of innovation and solving challenging problems while developing a product that went to production.
- Experience with photolithographic processes
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.