2022-01-18 Waymo

Engineering Operations Specialist, Mapping Operations

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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 its name suggests, our Engineering Operations team plays a vital role in the creation and development of Waymo's autonomous driving technology. Engineering Operations complements automation by providing the human expertise necessary to build HD maps, label perception data, and ensure the safety and efficacy of the Waymo driver by evaluating real-world and simulated events and building test scenarios, all done with extraordinary levels of accuracy.

In this role, you'll:

  • Lead key map maintenance efforts to ensure Waymo maps are accurate and up-to-date
  • Drive down the time taken to fix, replace, and open blocked sections of the map
  • Continuously improve and simplify processes in close coordination with other teams (Product, Eng, Ops)
  • Provide input for training of maintenance and specialists in both Hyderabad, India and Mountain View, CA
  • Help resolve highest-priority time-sensitive issues
  • Work with the other Mapping Operations teams (New Build, Quality, Productivity) to align on processes, metrics, and resource utilization across Mapping Operations as a whole

At minimum we'd like you to have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in technical or business discipline 
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals in a diverse and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new concepts and utilize proprietary tools
  • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to maintain good judgment in fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment
  • Basic skills in task planning and time management

It's preferred if you have:

  • Previous experience in Mapping Operations
  • Experience leading successful operational transformations (Lean/Six Sigma experience a plus)
  • Experience working with vendor teams

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.

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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