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.
We are looking for a talented software engineering intern to help us build and scale Waymo’s Real Time Hardware In the Loop (HIL) simulator. The Real Time Simulator accelerates Waymo’s progress towards safer, cheaper and more efficient transportation by allowing for development and validation of software without cars needing to drive on the road. It’s achieved by taking the “brain” out of the car and putting it into a data center and making it think it’s still driving on the road. It fills a critical gap between what can be tested in cloud-based simulation and what has to be tested on the road and is a critical part of both engineers’ daily workflows, as well as our automated test and validation infrastructure.
Throughout your internship, you’ll have the opportunity to build the tools that allow Waymo to test the performance and reliability of our driver before the rubber meets the road. You’ll be able to learn about Waymo’s perception, routing, behavior prediction and planning systems while working alongside engineers from those teams to enable faster, more effective testing and validation of those systems. If you are the type that likes to understand systems end-to-end, figure out where it could break and build the infrastructure to prevent that, this internship is for you.
- Pursuing BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related field
- Significant programming experience
- Experience in C++
- Experience with Python
- Previous research or internship experience
- Interest in Robotics/Autonomous vehicles
- Interest in software performance and reliability
- Enjoys making tools and infrastructure that can be easily used by 100s of engineers.
- Self motivated and a self starter
- Help solve challenging problems with a direct impact on the company
- Competitive compensation packages with a housing/relocation bonus (if applicable)
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Fun intern events and networking opportunities
- Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
- Free access to Google shuttles
- Onsite gym
Note: This is a summer internship position in our Mountain View office. We will accept resumes on a rolling basis until the role is filled. To be in consideration for multiple roles, you will need to apply to each one individually – please apply to the top 3 roles you are interested in.