Software Engineer, Robot Software



Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 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 are looking for skilled software engineers who have the experience in producing and shipping reliable, performant software for distributed, high-end computing devices. As a member of the onboard Software Platform team you will work within an engineering team which is delivering the software for edge devices to reliably provide data, experimentation, validation, and autonomy on a large-scale fleet of vehicles. Through this role, you will have the opportunity to work with Wayve’s next-generation innovative compute and sensor platform and contribute to all phases of the software development lifecycle. Your main responsibilities as a contributor to the robot software stack will include:

  • Build software to enable full sensor integration and data capture at scale and quality necessary for a fully autonomous vehicle.
  • Deliver and maintain soft-real-time Linux-based applications to a fleet of embedded devices on automobiles. Including data collection and storage as well as machine learning inference on the edge.
  • Create robust, fault tolerant software solutions, with comprehensive system diagnostics so we can quickly and efficiently resolve any issues preventing our deployed fleet from operating at maximum capacity.
  • Design, implement, and use system monitoring tools to improve performance and resolve both ad-hoc and systemic issues.

Technologies the team is using: the onboard software is run on Nvidia Jetson devices; C++ and Rust being the main languages we use in the most of our codebase. We use many of the industry standard libraries that you'd expect i.e. ROS2 ecosystem.

What you will bring to Wayve

  • Programming skills in a high performance system languages like C++ and/or Rust
  • Strong understanding on how to optimally use/configure IPC middleware for high data throughput robotic applications
  • Debugging skills, including an ability to delve deep on performance issues, stack traces, core dumps, slow disk writes, high system load, memory bottlenecks, eternal device bottlenecks, and threading issues
  • Knowledge of Linux, build systems and user space device drivers
  • An understanding of how distributed systems operate, either in cloud or robotics systems, and how to make these types of systems more scalable and performant

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
  • This is a full-time role based in our office in London. At Wayve we want the best of all worlds so we operate a hybrid working policy that combines time together in our offices and workshops to fuel innovation, culture, relationships and learning, and time spent working from home. We also operate core working hours so you can be where you need to be for family and loved ones too. Teams determine the routines that work best for them.

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.