Engineering Manager - Robot Software

Wayve

Wayve

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Who we are

Established in 2017, Wayve is a leader in autonomous vehicle technology, driven by breakthroughs in Embodied AI. Our intelligent, mapless, and hardware-agnostic technologies empower vehicles to navigate complex environments effortlessly.

Supported by prominent investors, Wayve is advancing the transition from assisted to fully automated driving, making transportation safer, more efficient, and universally accessible. Join our world-class, multinational team of engineers and researchers as we push the boundaries of frontier AI and autonomous driving, creating impactful technologies and products on a global scale

Where you will have an impact

We’re looking for bold, talented and creative people to join our journey in developing next-generation autonomous vehicles. We’re a growing company, building our cohort of engineers and you can be at the heart of this!

As the Manager of the Robot Software team, you will guide our initiatives to develop, integrate, optimise, and support software solutions crucial for sensor data and vehicle actuator integration to enable autonomous functionality on embedded devices within our vehicles. From the initial concept to final deployment, your expertise and leadership will facilitate the seamless operation of our autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet, demanding a deep understanding of Linux-based application development, embedded computing, and robust system diagnostics within the automotive sector. Success in this role will critically impact Wayve’s ability to deliver autonomous driving features to its partners.

Challenges you will own:

The Robot Software team is central to integrating Wayve’s end-to-end AI driver model into automobiles. Collaborating extensively with stakeholders from Science, Robotics, and Product Management, you will:
Help define and drive simulation roadmap to deliver on company goals and priorities.

  • Team Leadership and Strategic Oversight: Lead a multidisciplinary team of Software Engineers and Systems Engineers, setting clear objectives and milestones. Drive strategic software deployment across AV systems, aligning with Wayve’s objectives
  • Software Development and Integration: Oversee the design and implementation of software that supports full sensor integration and data capture, ensuring high quality and scalability necessary for autonomous operations
  • Real -Time System Management: Ensure the delivery and maintenance of soft-real-time applications on Linux-based platforms, focusing on data collection, storage, and on-edge machine learning inference
  • Fault Tolerance and Diagnostics: Develop fault-tolerant software solutions with comprehensive diagnostic tools to swiftly address and resolve issues impacting the operational capacity of our deployed AV fleet
  • Performance Monitoring: Craft and utilise advanced system monitoring tools to enhance performance metrics and troubleshoot both ad-hoc and systemic issues effectively
  • Resource Management: Efficiently allocate resources, including personnel and technical infrastructure, to meet project timelines and performance goals
  • Talent Cultivation: Recruit, mentor, and develop your team, promoting a culture of technical excellence and innovation. Identify skill gaps and lead training and recruitment efforts to assemble a top-tier Robot Software team

We understand that everyone has a unique set of skills and experiences and that not everyone will meet all of the requirements listed below. If you’re passionate about self-driving cars and think you have what it takes to make a positive impact on the world, we encourage you to apply.

What you will bring to Wayve

Essential

  • Proven Leadership: At least 5 years in a leadership role within software development or embedded systems, including 3 years directly managing a software development team through all stages of the software lifecycle.
  • Expertise in Software and Embedded Systems: Strong knowledge of software development for embedded systems, real-time data processing, and system diagnostics, preferably within the automotive or similar regulated industries.
  • Technical Proficiency: Hands-on experience with Linux-based development, real-time systems, and edge computing. Proficiency in programming languages such as C++ or Rust, and experience with relevant software development tools and environments.
  • Strategic Acumen: Excellent ability to conceive and execute technology projects that align with both immediate and long-term business objectives of the Onboard Software organisation.
  • Collaborative Abilities: Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, capable of fostering collaboration across diverse technical teams and company divisions.

Educational Background: A 4-year degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

Desirable

  • Automotive Software: Background in developing automotive software, with knowledge of ASPICE, DriveOS, or AutoSAR
  • Educational Background: A Master’s degree or greater in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is desired

What we offer you:

  • The chance to be part of a truly mission driven organisation and an opportunity to shape the future of autonomous driving. Unlike our competitors, Wayve is still relatively small and nimble, giving you the chance to make a huge impact
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • A dynamic and fast-paced work environment in which you will grow every day - learning on the job, from the brightest minds in our space, and with support for more formal learning opportunities too
  • A culture that is ego-free, respectful and welcoming (of you and your dog) - we even eat lunch together every day
  • Benefits such as an onsite chef, workplace nursery scheme, private health insurance, cycle scheme, therapy, yoga, two onsite bars, large social budgets

At Wayve we're committed to creating a diverse, fair and respectful culture that is inclusive of everyone based on their unique skills and perspectives, and regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, age or religious belief

DISCLAIMER: We will not ask about marriage or pregnancy, care responsibilities or disabilities in any of our job adverts or interviews. However, we do look to capture information about care responsibilities, and disabilities among other diversity information as part of an optional DEI Monitoring form to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring process and ensure that the process is inclusive and non-discriminatory.