2021-09-13 Waymo
Strategy & Operations Manager - Industry Insights
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.

The Strategy & BizOps team drives and executes against the company’s go-to-market strategy. We leverage quantitative and qualitative analysis to create long-term business strategies and help execute on Waymo’s commercial deployment. The team is analytically driven, with a proactive mentality, focused on finding and delivering on high impact projects.

In this role, you'll:

  • Influence competitive strategy by deeply understanding the industries and markets (ride-hail, trucking, delivery) Waymo serves and providing insights into areas of opportunity
  • Assess the competitive landscape and track industry developments to generate insights for Waymo’s leadership team
  • Manage and own Waymo’s repository of industry and market data and continue to innovate on our research methodologies
  • Identify emerging technology and industry trends to ensure they are incorporated into Waymo’s overall strategy
  • Source, organize and analyze various complex data sources to derive insights
  • Participate in industry events and conferences to report on the state of the industry

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • 4+ years of experience 
  • Excellent analytical aptitude, experienced in working with and managing structured / unstructured datasets (e.g. Excel, SQL, R, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Experience merging qualitative and quantitative information into actionable insights
  • Comfortable in leadership-level business discussions and able to effectively communicate complex data to wide audiences
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills to engage and collaborate with xFN stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience

It’s preferred if you have:

  • A sense of urgency and ownership around delivering on team objectives
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including taking an entrepreneurial and creative approach, attention to detail, and demonstrated collaboration instincts
  • Expertise with primary and secondary research methodologies
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of research platforms and tools (e.g. CapIQ, Pitchbook, FactSet)
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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