2022-01-05 Waymo

Program Manager, Engineering 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. Software Quality, Labeling and Mapping Operations are all part of this team: we review critical events, flag problematic cases, build sets of labeled data for machine learning, and make sure our high-definition maps are extraordinarily accurate.

In this role, you'll:

  • Build strong relationships with and drive operational excellence across the vendor team, including ensuring KPIs are met, facilitating business reviews, and resolving day-to-day operational issues/escalations
  • Lead strategic initiatives involving tooling, process and infrastructure that help scale the organization
  • Identify process improvements and work with stakeholders to design and implement improvements
  • Manage large projects from concept to launch by developing realistic project estimates and coordinating with stakeholders including Engineering, Product Management, and Operations 
  • Monitor, measure and communicate project progress and team performance to program teams, executives and other sponsors
  • Influence and support a high performing team of technical specialists

At minimum we'd like you to have:

  • 3+ years leading technical programs, working with and/or managing vendor operations teams
  • Understanding of database schema and experience working with data sets
  • Experience working with technically complex operations
  • Strong technical abilities - able to work closely/credibly with highly technical engineering teams
  • Strong communication and presentation skills - can explain complicated topics and ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 10% of your time

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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