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Senior Product Manager, Simulation and Evaluation



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.

Waymo's Product Management Team is a mission-driven team responsible for writing and enacting first-of-their-kind playbooks to bring fully autonomous driving technology to market. Our team develops simple solutions for complex problems by orchestrating cross-functional efforts to safely drive Waymo's technology and the products it enables forward. We do this by understanding the customer, the business, and the technology. We are humble about the scope of our work, collaborative in our approach to problem-solving, and ambitious about our vision for the future.

This hybrid role will report to a Director, Product Management.

In this role you'll:

  • Work with a team of world class data scientists, engineers, machine learning practitioners to evaluate the safety of our driving behavior in a data-driven way.
  • Develop the roadmap for innovating and scaling our most important evaluation methodologies for determining if software is ready for Rider Only
  • Connect simulation realism efforts (such as sensor simulation and simulated agents) with evaluation in order to increase signal and learnings from simulation
  • Work closely with Onboard and Systems Engineering to evaluate our performance in complying with regulations and community impact.
  • Develop policies and a framework against which we should evaluate our driving performance on surface streets and freeways.

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

  • 8+ years of product management experience
  • Experience in analytical roles or machine learning roles, working with data scientists
  • Experience innovating over large time horizons in a highly uncertain, deeply technical environment
  • Ability to think about long-term product vision, and then decompose that into concrete, actionable plans with cross-org alignment

It's preferred if you have:

  • Master's degree in a technical or engineering field or MBA, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience working on a product where safety was a top priority and interfaced with System Engineering, Safety Researchers, or government entities
  • Experience working in data infrastructure and/or cloud computing
  • Experience working with autonomous vehicles or robotics
  • Experience with vehicle rules of the road
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies (DMV, CPUC, NHTSA)


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
$226,000—$286,000 USD