2022-09-26 Waymo

Senior Software Engineer for Hardware Simulation

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.

The ESWE Sim team focuses on simulating critical physical aspects of the self-driving stack. We develop frameworks and tools to simulate HW and physics components of the system including embedded hardware, communication layers and vehicle dynamics.

As a Senior Software Engineer on this team, you will be helping us automate Waymo Driver verification at scale with a fleet of Car-on-Bench (CoB) Hardware-In-the-Loop simulation setups. You will also be on the bleeding edge of Waymo tech, facilitating the integration of new HW and vehicle platforms, and will have an opportunity to strongly impact overall development velocity and product quality.

In this role, you'll:

  • Create sophisticated, robust simulation software infrastructure and APIs for other teams to use.
  • Work with HW teams to design and architect simulation setups for future Waymo platforms.
  • Develop software drivers for off-the-shelf and custom-built devices (vehicle parts, simulators, adaptors, power supplies, etc.).
  • Help scale up capacity by improving robustness and performance of the CoB fleet.

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • Strong knowledge of modern C/C++ with at least 3 years of hands-on experience.
  • Linux at an advanced user level.
  • Electrical engineering fundamentals.
  • Ability to navigate and debug complex distributed systems.

It's preferred if you have:

  • Passion for software and hardware simulation.
  • Embedded programming experience.
  • Experience with using Linux for real-time applications.
  • Knowledge of general-purpose and automotive network systems (Ethernet, CAN, etc).
  • Appreciation for design and code aesthetics.



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