Principal Engineer, Commercialization

 Published 5 days ago
 United States
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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.

Day-to-day activities and responsibilities:

  • You will take on technical leadership for part of Waymo One's backend systems. The exact team will depend on your interests and qualifications, but we have teams working on systems such as vehicle scheduling, dynamic pricing, partner APIs, and experimentation.
  • You will build a solid long-term technical foundation while also fielding the near-term needs of Waymo One. Our service is still early, and we need an adaptable leader who can reprioritize on the fly.
  • This is primarily a technical role and does not require people management, though we could consider that if the candidate is interested.

Required experience:

  • Technical lead of a significant backend effort, ideally with several moving parts
  • Strong ability to work with other teams, including non-engineering teams. You should be able to negotiate technical solutions that match product needs and timelines
  • Working across many different parts of a complex stack, not just focusing on a single piece of software

Preferred experience:

  • An ideal candidate is seen as a "fixer" in their prior roles, someone whom leadership tapped to drop into projects and turn them around or clarify focus
  • Ability to dive into a complex backend system and make sense of it, including live debugging and learning the codebase
  • C++ and distributed systems experience
  • Experience working at another transportation company or similar consumer-oriented experience

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), 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, 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 or hybrid work model and offer remote working opportunities, paid time off, 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 with up to 4 weeks of additional leave before their due date, and non-birthing parent gets 18 weeks of paid leave), and 20 days of subsidized 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 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, massages, and so much more. To support your wellbeing at home, you can enjoy at-home fitness and cooking classes, and more.

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