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Systems Test Engineer, Motion Control



Quality Assurance
Mountain View, CA, USA · San Francisco, 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.

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'll:

  • Organize test campaigns subject to project milestones and verification cycles
  • Write test plans and procedures, and develop scripts to automate their execution and analysis
  • Perform objective and subjective vehicle assessment using commercially available and Waymo-developed tools and methods
  • Translate actuator, vehicle, electrical, and control motion control architecture and actuator requirements to verification tests and execute in vehicle
  • Analyze and visualize test results and report findings
  • Lead issue and root cause identification efforts

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

  • Understanding of systems engineering principles such as defining requirements and formal verification and validation methods
  • Data analysis and test scripting/automation experience particularly for vehicles or other electro-mechanical systems (C/C++, Python, Matlab/Simulink)
  • Test planning and experimental design, especially designing for safety and repeatability
  • Proactive, organized, and good collaboration skills
  • Bachelor and/or Master's degree in a relevant engineering or a related field (including ME, EE, CS, Robotics, Controls, Aerospace, etc.) or equivalent practical experience

It's preferred if you have:

  • Hands-on experience testing, troubleshooting, or debugging air/ground/space vehicle systems or complex software systems.
  • Experience with Linux or Unix based systems
  • Data acquisition (DAQ) test equipment (Vector CANalyzer, CANape, CANoe and Etas INCA, MDA etc.)
  • Working knowledge of SQL, Dremel, JIRA

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
$149,000—$189,000 USD