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Senior Software Engineer, Perception Evaluation



Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with the mission to be the most trusted driver. Since its start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has focused on building the Waymo Driver—The World's Most Experienced Driver™—to improve access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. The Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, a fully autonomous ride-hailing service, and can also be applied to a range of vehicle platforms and product use cases. The Waymo Driver has provided over one million rider-only trips, enabled by its experience autonomously driving tens of millions of miles on public roads and tens of billions in simulation across 13+ U.S. states.

The Perception team at Waymo is at the heart of our Autonomous Vehicles with a mission to perceive and represent everything from pedestrians to vehicles to tail phenomena. Perception Evaluation is the System's arm of the Perception team, which builds and owns the quality metrics of Perception's onboard and offboard systems. This spans areas from a high functioning and performant onboard real-time system to offboard systems that support our Machine Learning development including data extraction, model development, debugging, and data mining.

In this role, you'll:

  • Be tasked to improve the evaluation pipelines in Waymo Perception to support onboard engineers in both regression prevention and quality hillclimbing
  • Build systems to land on the team's ML roadmap
  • Design and implement shared data and modeling infrastructure

At a minimum we'd like you to have:

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent to 5+ years of experience
  • C++ or Python programming experience
  • 5+ years experience developing infrastructure for large-scale data processing and analysis
  • 3+ year experience with Computer Vision evaluation pipelines, and automated framework for ML approaches.
  • Tech Lead experience working cross-functionally and influencing multiple teams


The expected base salary range for this full-time position across US locations 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. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the role location or, if the role can be performed remote, the specific salary range for your preferred location, during the hiring process.

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
$192,000—$243,000 USD