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Waymo Systems Engineer, Motion Control (Vehicle Dynamics) in Mountain View, California

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.

Waymo's Systems Engineering team works together to blend software and hardware systems in groundbreaking new ways. We set the high performance standards that ensure our vehicles run smoothly and keep passengers safe, then design and perform the tests that validate that performance. We're looking for talented teammates who’ll help us maintain strong teamwork and are passionate about driving results.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and verify models for passenger car and trucks and actuator dynamics (brakes, steering, powertrain)

  • Use models to enable simulation for development and testing

  • Create infrastructure for deriving optimal motion control architecture subject to environmental, sensing, and actuation constraints

  • Cascade optimal motion control architecture to vehicle and actuator requirements

  • Drive architecture discussions about motion control and actuator performance, and contribute to motion control software design reviews

  • Define and manage motion control requirements for self-driving vehicles

    At a minimum, we’d like you to have:

  • Experience modeling systems related to truck dynamics and control

  • Practical vehicle dynamics knowledge

  • Experience in SW development in C/C++ and scripting in Python and/or Matlab/Simulink

  • Master’s degree in an engineering or related field (including ME, EE, CS, Robotics, Controls, Aerospace, etc.) or equivalent practical experience

    It’s preferred if you have:

  • Knowledge of commercial modeling tools (Simscape, CarMaker or Carsim, Adams etc.) and optimization tools (Forces Pro, Julia, etc.)

  • Familiarity with systems engineering principles such as defining requirements, formal verification and validation methods, and simulation

  • Experience designing and/or testing electromechanical automotive systems

    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.

We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer. Waymo’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. Waymo also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.