2022-06-22 Waymo

Product Manager, Autonomous Specialist Experience and Tools

Mountain View, California, United States
San Francisco, 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 takes an integrated approach to building the world’s first fully autonomous driving technology, with researchers, designers, product managers, and technical program managers working side by side. We seek to understand the needs of our users and the opportunities of the technology to ensure we build the best product. From autonomous driving behavior to user interfaces, we work to inspire the product vision and then make it a reality.

In this role, you'll:

  • Craft the human-to-robot experience of the autonomous specialists as they interact with the Waymo Driver (Waymo’s autonomous system) and associated toolings in their day-to-day work.
  • Engage and collaborate with a cross-functional team to deliver the tooling solutions to enhance the experience of the autonomous specialists.
  • Define requirements and lead as the product & interaction design voice that connects elements across engineering, operations, and other product teams, and partners.

At a minimum we'd like you to have:

  • Experience with consumer facing products
  • Outstanding communication skills and proven ability to build strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders from different domains (safety, engineering, operations, user research).
  • Strong leadership skills to jump into an ambiguous area and define a product strategy along with clearly articulating product requirements
  • Experience with products that span the digital and physical world.

It's preferred if you have: 

  • Industry experience as a product manager, ideally building products that scale with >1000s of users 
  • Experience with human-robot design 
  • A bias towards action with a prototyping mindset: build something, try it, learn, try again
  • Eager to learn about cutting edge, safety critical topics

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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