2022-09-26 Waymo

Software Engineer, Motion Control

Mountain View, California, United States
Remote, USA
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 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 Motion Control team is responsible for precisely, safely and comfortably tracking a trajectory (path and speed profile). We develop a deep understanding of vehicle dynamics, build control algorithms and estimate parameters. We contribute to simulation and infrastructure for control and systems engineering.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Build robust solutions to cutting-edge driving problems
  • Grow a fundamental understanding of the next driving challenges using real-world logs collected on our state-of-the-art fleet
  • Quantify the performance and safety characteristics of the autonomously driven vehicle
  • Work across teams, enabling rapid iterations in advancing autonomous driving technology
  • Scale infrastructure to support new vehicle platforms and operating domains such as trucking

At a minimum we'd like you to have: 

  • An intuition or theoretical background in control techniques
  • Experience in data structures and advanced algorithms
  • Experience programming in C++
  • Enjoy collaborating with a variety of teams and roles on problems.

It’s preferred that you have: 

  • MS degree in Computer Science, Robotics, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience solving software problems using geometry and linear algebra
  • Experience writing robust, safety-critical, efficient code
  • Experience in at least one of: data analysis at scale, building pipelines or designing high quality data workflows
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience with Google infrastructure

US-Remote includes employees working from their primary residence in certain locations only, such as Arizona, California, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. This list may not be complete or accurate, and candidates should speak with their recruiter about their specific location for remote work.

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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