2018-02-15 Waymo
Intern, Software Engineer, Planner
Mountain View, California, United States
Software Engineering builds the brains of Waymo's fully self-driving vehicles. Our software allows our vehicles to perceive the world around them, 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. Responsibilities of the internship:
  • Build motion planning and decision-making systems for the self-driving vehicles, ensuring that the behavior of our vehicles is safe, smooth, and predictable to other road users
  • Improve how our vehicles act and react in complex and nuanced situations
  • Grow a fundamental understanding of the next driving challenges by analyzing real-world logs collected on our fleet
Skill and attribute requirements:
  • Experience in at least one of: robotics research in motion planning and control (e.g., trajectory optimization, planning under uncertainty, probabilistic robotics, optimal control, guidance, navigation and control, etc.), data analysis at scale, machine learning at scale
  • Experience in data structures and advanced algorithms
  • Experience programming in C++ and with robust, safety-critical, efficient code
  • Experience solving software problems using geometry and linear algebra
  • Pursuing a degree (MS, MA or PhD) in Computer Science, Robotics, or a related field
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in the country of employment in 2019
At Waymo, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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