2022-01-14 Waymo

Technical Lead Manager, Behavior Test Engineering

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.

Waymo's Systems Engineering team works together to blend software and hardware systems in groundbreaking new ways. We set the high performance standards that ensure our vehicles run smoothly and keep passengers safe, then design and perform the tests that validate that performance. Our team creates and maintains the testing plans and timelines that keep projects on schedule. We're looking for talented teammates who’ll help us maintain strong teamwork, are passionate about testing, and who understand the unique ways that a strong testing program can drive development. 

In this role, you'll:

  • Lead a team of Test and/or Software Engineers to define verification strategy and develop simulation-based tests, test infrastructure, and test automation capabilities for autonomous vehicle perception, prediction, and planning
  • Attract, grow, and retain a diversity of talent, providing technical direction and career growth opportunities
  • Create a team environment that fosters inclusion, diversity, and respect, and allows team members to thrive personally and professionally
  • Guide all technical aspects of development, including technical requirements definition, design, implementation, unit testing, and integration 
  • Proactively identify safety, technical, and program risks and work with partners and stakeholders to develop and drive mitigation strategies

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • A BS, MS, or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or similar technical field of study
  • 8+ years of Engineering experience (graduate school and industry experience both count)
  • Managed a team and set technical direction in the past
  • Experience managing projects spanning across multiple teams
  • Solid written and verbal communications 
  • History and passion for creating inclusive and respectful work environments

It’s preferred if you have:

  • Experience in autonomous driving technology space, robotics, assisted driving technology, or other safety critical systems

 

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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