2022-08-08 Waymo

ML Compiler Engineer, Machine Learning Platform

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.

Software Engineering builds the brains of Waymo's fully autonomous driving technology. Our software allows the Waymo Driver to perceive the world around it, make the right decision for every situation, and deliver people safely to their destinations. We think deeply and solve complex technical challenges in areas like robotics, perception, decision-making and deep learning, while collaborating with hardware and systems engineers. If you’re a software engineer or researcher who’s curious and passionate about Level 4 autonomous driving, we'd like to meet you. 

The ML Platform team at Waymo provides a set of tools and technologies to support and automate the lifecycle of the machine learning workflow, including feature and experiment management, model development, debugging & evaluation, deployment, and monitoring. These efforts have resulted in making machine learning more accessible to teams at Waymo, including Perception, Behavior Prediction, Planner, Routing, Maps and Research, ensuring greater degrees of consistency and repeatability, and addressing the “last mile” of getting models into production and managing them once they are in place. We work hand in hand with machine learning experts in all parts of the company as well as our collaborators across Alphabet.

We are looking for engineers with an ML compiler, runtime, or GPU background to help us improve compute performance on our car. You’ll work across the entire ML compiler stack (e.g. TF, XLA, MLIR, and CUDA). You will be pleasantly challenged with deploying a hugely diverse set of Waymo ML models on limited computation resources. Non-exhaustive examples of the types of work you will work on:

  • Collaborate with ML practitioners to understand their models and modify model architectures to run faster on the car.
  • Write CUDA kernels to speed up specific operations.
  • Improve XLA to automatically generate fast code for Waymo models.
  • Build tools to benchmark and analyze workloads.
  • Build tools to train and evaluate models in lower precision.

At a minimum, we’d like you to have:

  • B.Sc in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field
  • Strong C++ programming skills
  • Passion for developing and optimizing compilers for modern architectures (MLIR etc.)
  • Working knowledge of compiler architecture front-end and middle-end optimizations, scheduling, register allocation, and back-end code generation

It’s preferred if you have:

  • M.Sc or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field
  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Experience with implementing neural networks inference on GPU

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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