2022-01-05 Waymo

Software Engineer - Lidar

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.

Software Engineering builds the brains of Waymo's fully autonomous driving technology. Our software allows the Waymo Driver to perceive the world around it, make the right decision for every situation, and deliver people safely to their destinations. We think deeply and solve complex technical challenges in areas like robotics, perception, decision-making and deep learning, while collaborating with hardware and systems engineers. If you’re a software engineer or researcher who’s curious and passionate about Level 4 autonomous driving, we'd like to meet you. 

In this role, you'll:

  • Develop novel calibration and processing techniques for improving lidar data quality and mitigating sensor degradation
  • Develop test infrastructure to validate lidar system performance
  • Analyze data collected from sensor systems, and develop tools to do so
  • Design and implement data and control flow needed to integrate new sensors into the autonomous system

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Physics, or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 4 years of C++ programming experience
  • At least 1 year of Python programming experience
  • Proficient in numerical analysis and data visualization with tools such as Matlab, NumPy, or Matplotlib

It’s preferred if you have:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Physics, or related field or research experience
  • Experience working with lidar data
  • Experience building quantitative numerical models of physical devices
  • Experience with Linux programming and driver development

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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