Technical Lead Manager - Simulation Front End
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.
At Waymo, we are mission-driven and believe deeply in the opportunity of autonomous driving technology to improve mobility and make people's lives better. We are united by purpose and responsibility (for our employees and riders alike). We are looking for kind, committed, employees who have integrity, dream big, work together as one team and create a sense of belonging for one another that is the foundation of our culture. We want each team member to feel welcomed and included in every step of our exciting journey.
We are looking for a TLM to lead frontend engineering for Waymo Simulation. Simulation Frontends let the rest of Waymo launch, inspect, and analyze simulations, often at a very large scale.
Simulation at Waymo is a fundamental part of the autonomous vehicle development process. Via Simulation Frontends, Waymo engineers can rapidly and thoroughly evaluate code changes and then determine whether those changes improve the car's behavior. Our developer-facing tools aim to tell other engineers within minutes whether a code change improves safety and comfort and enable them to make data-based engineering tradeoffs.
Simulation is also key to the release process of determining when software is ready to release to the road. Our frontend tools help here as well, enabling operations to assess release readiness at various stages of deployment and to make sense of data coming back from the real world.
This team is critical to Waymo’s success. Often, the bottleneck in developing self-driving software is knowing how it would perform as if it actually drove for millions of miles. This is the deep technical problem we’re solving.
As a frontend TLM, you would lead a team of experienced software engineers, maintain high standards for software quality, grow the team, and set the long-term strategy for internal tools at Waymo. Succeeding here will rapidly accelerate Waymo’s autonomous vehicle development.
- Manage a growing team of frontend software engineers.
- Collaborate with users across the company, plus PM’s and UX, to learn their needs.
- Develop and share the strategy for frontend tools and their interaction with simulations.
- Maintain the team’s culture of high quality and product excellence.
- Guide reports to grow to their full potential.
- Management experience in a frontend or full stack team
- Computer Science background
- 8 years of software engineering experience
- Excitement about autonomous vehicles
Preferred Qualifications (PQs)
- 3+ years of management experience
- Angular and Typescript expertise
- Background in building engineering tools or data visualizations
- Background building tools for internal users
The expected base salary range for this full-time position across US locations is listed below. Actual starting pay will be based on job-related factors, including exact work location, experience, relevant training and education, and skill level. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the role location or, if the role can be performed remote, the specific salary range for your preferred location, during the hiring process.
Waymo employees are also eligible to participate in Waymo’s discretionary annual bonus program, equity incentive plan, and generous Company benefits program, subject to eligibility requirements.
While at Waymo, you will enjoy benefits that cover…
Health and wellness: Our people are at the heart of everything we do. At Waymo, you can enjoy top-notch medical, dental and vision insurance, mental wellness support, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a Health Saving Account (HSA), on-site physicians and/or nurses in some locations, and special wellness programs.
Financial wellness: Your financial peace of mind is important to us. At Waymo, we offer competitive compensation, bonus opportunities, equity, a generous 401(k) plan or regional retirement plans, 1-on-1 financial coaching, a 529 College Savings Plan and lots of other perks and employee discounts.
Flexibility and time off: Take the time you need to relax and recharge. Enjoy the flexibility to work from another location for four weeks per year. We support an on-site, hybrid work model and offer remote working opportunities, paid time off, Waymo recharge days, bereavement, sick, and parental leave.
Supporting families: When it comes to growing your family or caring for your loved ones, you have our full support. Enhanced leave options include paid parental leave (birthing parent gets 24 weeks of paid leave, and non-birthing parent gets 18 weeks of paid leave), and 20 subsidized days of backup childcare or adult/elder care. Access to fertility care or adoption support as you grow your family.
Community and personal development: At Waymo, you’ll find a range of opportunities to grow, connect, and give back. We offer education tuition reimbursement, personal and professional development, mentorship, and other ways to connect through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), other internal groups, and even time off to volunteer.
Cool perks: Access to Google offices, cafes, wellness centers, personal training sessions, massages, haircuts, bike repairs, office transportation, commuter benefits and so much more. To support your wellbeing at home, you can enjoy at-home fitness and cooking classes, and more.
* Please note that while our benefits philosophy is the same in every place Waymonauts work, benefits may vary by office/country and are subject to eligibility requirements.
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.