2022-01-05 Waymo

Technical Lead Trucking, Motion Planning Infrastructure

Mountain View, California, United States
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
San Francisco, 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 is now a multi-product company, with Waymo One moving people and Waymo Via moving goods. Specifically, the trucking component of Waymo Via is our second largest company opportunity and will continue see massive growth in 2021. We believe that commercial trucking, the backbone of our economy, stands to reap untold benefits by deploying autonomous trucks, particularly during long-haul stretches. Roads will be safer. Goods will be cheaper. Truckers will be called upon to use their skills in new ways while the truck itself becomes a trusted navigation partner. 

Our software allows our trucks to perceive the world around them, predict how it is likely to evolve and make the right decision for every situation. On Trucking's Motion Planning Infrastructure team, we take our existing, state of the art algorithms and technology and build them up to scale to more miles (and more interesting problems!) in our driving.

We are looking for a Senior Engineer who is curious and passionate about Level 4 autonomous driving that can help build our Motion Planning Infrastructure for trucks.

In this role, you'll:

  • Work with a team of infrastructure software engineers to scale up our motion planning and decision-making systems for the self-driving trucks, ensuring that the behavior of our vehicles is safe, smooth, and predictable to other road users
  • Guide all technical aspects of development, including technical requirements definition, design, implementation, unit testing, and integration
  • Work closely with engineering partners and stakeholders to drive organizational alignment

At a minimum we would like you to have:

  • Must have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Robotics or similar technical field of study
  • Experience setting technical direction, mentoring, and technically leading a complex effort
  • Experience managing projects spanning across multiple teams
  • Experience in C++

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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