2022-01-05 Waymo

Systems Engineer, Fault Protection - Fault Analysis

Mountain View, California, United States

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:

  • Influence architecture, drive discussions and lead trade studies, focusing on safety and fault tolerance
  • Contribute to hardware and/or software design reviews
  • Develop detailed and verifiable requirements for fault tolerance and system fault responses, based on high level safety requirements
  • Collaborate with hardware, software and systems engineers to identify necessary fault monitors across the system and define the appropriate system fallback and local responses Perform detailed analysis to evaluate system performance against product quality and safety goals
  • Dive deep into complex subsystem interactions in the autonomy software to determine overall system robustness to transient faults
  • Develop and execute verification and validation plans to demonstrate that the fault protection strategy has been implemented correctly and effectively 

At a minimum, we’d like you to have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace or other relevant technical area
  • 10+ years of experience, including a background in aerospace, robotics and/or automotive industries, with depth of experience in at least one technical area (e.g. motion control, software, sensing, etc.)
  • Strong systems engineering fundamentals across the full product lifecycle, from system architecture through transition into operations, especially for complex systems with safety-critical hardware and software components

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Strong test planning, execution, troubleshooting and data analysis skills, at the sub-system and full system level
  • Proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and lead others to solve technical problems even when you don’t manage them directly
  • Experience with FMEAs, hazard analysis, fault trees and/or branch termination analysis

 

Note: The following is only applicable for roles hired in the US. As we keep the safety of our employees and our communities top of mind, COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be a critical prevention measure to help end the pandemic.  Because of this, Waymo requires all US-based employees who perform work onsite for Waymo to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a disability, medical condition or religious belief, Waymo will provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with federal, state, and local law.

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