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2023-09-28 Waymo

Program Manager, Machine Learning Infrastructure

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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. 

The role is part of the the Labeling Program Organization; this team is chartered to drive the programs that enable the creation of curated labeled datasets which are critical for training and evaluation of machine learning (ML) models that power the Waymo Driver, ultimately allowing the technology to react to the world around it. The Labeling Program Team is part of the broader ML Infra Engineering Org in Waymo.

This role will help us set up projects that will enable the delivery of key Engineering projects for labeling as well as for the ML Infrastructure organization. In this role, you’ll drive some of the key programs targeted at improving costs, developer velocity, and streamlining internal process for the ML Infra org. Additionally, you’ll improve the project planning and delivery in a way that software engineering hours are most-efficiently utilized towards problem solving and development. 

In this role, you’ll: 

  • Scope and set up projects serving the Machine Learning (ML) Infrastructure organization
  • Define product and process roadmaps by influencing and collaborating with the following team members: ML Infrastructure leads and engineers, data warehouse engineers, Perception points of contact, Labeling Program Managers, and vendor partners 
  • Identify and drive the execution of various initiatives with cross-functional partners to manage day-to-day delivery as well as land large automation and efficiency initiatives 
  • Communicate cross-functionally and at executive level on the progress of your  programs
  • Continuously suggests ways to improve, create new business processes and scale-up programs within the team and beyond, relying on your appetite for innovation and scope expansion
  • Support team by working on Pacific timezone working hours with an average of 2 hours of calls on IST workday evenings

At a minimum we’d like you to have:

  • 7+ years of experience in technical/project management in a cross-functional environment, ideally around machine learning (ML)
  • Strong experience in developing and preparing project documentation, process maps, presentations and tracking reports to provide detailed current project status reports
  • Hands-on experience in Agile Project management practices and related tools
  • A highly analytical mindset with demonstrated background of creating & defining metrics for a program
  • Experience using technical judgment to drive project delivery, technology reviews, challenge proposals and build consensus. 
  • Managed cross-functional communications and had exposure to software development cycles
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment 
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple complex initiatives concurrently


It’s preferred if you have: 

  • Hands-on understanding of ML-based product development and ML model lifecycles
  • Experience coding in SQL or Python
  • Any of the following certifications: Agile PMI, PMP
  • Experience of working in a vendor-based set up


The expected base salary range for this full-time position 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.  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.
Salary Range
₹3,000,000₹3,800,000 INR

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.

We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees. Waymo does not discriminate against, and prohibits harassment of, any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please let the recruiting team know or email (This email address is intended to be used only for requesting accommodations as part of the application process. Other inquiries will not receive a response.)

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