2022-09-26 Waymo

Staff Hardware Engineer

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 Waymo Driver—The World’s Most Experienced Driver™—to improve everyone'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.

Hardware Engineering is a diverse, innovative, and collaborative group of electrical, mechanical, reliability, software and vehicle engineers. We design, build, and perfect the products which are the eyes and ears of Waymo's autonomous driving technology, and integrate those products into vehicle platforms. We're seeking curious and talented teammates to keep us moving in the right direction.

In this role, you'll :

  • Design, prototype, debug, and deliver circuits for next generation lidar sensors
  • Solve problems in new designs in the lab and using simulation tools
  • Develop, test, validate, and improve new or existing power, analog, digital, and controls circuits
  • Collaborate with strong partners including vendors, manufacturing, and internal cross-functional engineering disciplines to deliver highly integrated designs

At a minimum, we'd like you to have: 

  • BSEE or higher
  • 15+ years industry experience in design engineering roles with proven record of shipping products
  • Willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area 
  • Experience with board level circuit design

It's preferred if you have: 

  • MSEE preferred
  • Altium or Cadence CAD
  • Embedded processors / microcontrollers / FPGA experience
  • Experience with electro-optical sensors
  • Hands on testing, debugging, and troubleshooting of board level circuit designs

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, Waymo will provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable law.

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