Industrial Design Intern at
Waymo

The Opportunity

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the Waymo Driver—The World’s Most Experienced Driver™—to improve everyone's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.

Waymo is the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Building on software and sensor technology developed at Google, Waymo is now launching the world’s first fully self-driving transportation service that will take members of the public from A to B at the touch of a button.

Waymo takes an integrated approach to building the world’s first self-driving car, with researchers, designers, product managers, and technical program managers working side by side. We seek to understand the needs of our users and the opportunities of the technology to ensure we build the best product. From self driving behavior to user interfaces, we work to inspire the product vision and then make it a reality.

Waymo’s Industrial Design team shoulder the responsibility of shaping the look and feel of our driverless future. We work on a wide variety of design projects that impact every Waymo consumer touchpoint. We shape technology and improve user experience through design: Interface between technology and customers. Help us bring our design ethos to the products that will transport us into the future!

In This Internship, You’ll

  • Work on a wide range of projects involving Waymo’s technology and our commercialization efforts through design
  • Generate design concepts and strategies through strong visual/verbal communication skills
  • Actively participate and contribute in team critiques to share your design point of view
  • Participate in translating design concepts to CAD and manufacturing with attention to detail
  • Support preparation of design and presentation assets with other designers
  • Work with the cross-disciplinary team to meet the requirement of design and product goals

At a Minimum We’d Like You To Have

  • Pursuing a degree in Industrial Design or similar field graduating in 2022 (Fall) or 2023(Spring)
  • Strong design aesthetic with an eye for detail, and practical knowledge of engineering and manufacturing
  • Strong visual/verbal communication and team working skills
  • 2D/ 3D design skills to visualize ideas (Photoshop and Illustrator. Alias, Solidworks or similar 3D CAD program. VRED, Keyshot or similar rendering program.)
  • Digital and physical prototyping skills
  • A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process while visually appealing

It’s Preferred If You Have

  • Self motivation and time management skills to prioritize essential tasks over others and work on multiple projects
  • Strong/Unique point of view to contribute to the team, while having the ability to listen as a fundamental skill for success

Remote/Onsite

  • Hybrid (2-3 days in office)

Note: As the situation around COVID-19 remains unclear, unless otherwise stated this is going to be a hybrid internship position. We will accept resumes on a rolling basis until the role is filled. To be in consideration for multiple roles, you will need to apply to each one individually - please apply to the top 3 roles you are interested in.

At Waymo, we don’t just accept differences - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

While at Waymo, you will enjoy benefits that cover…

Health and wellness: Our people are at the heart of everything we do. At Waymo, you can enjoy top-notch medical, dental and vision insurance, mental wellness support, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a Health Saving Account (HSA), on-site physicians and/or nurses in some locations, and special wellness programs.

Financial wellness: Your financial peace of mind is important to us. At Waymo, we offer competitive compensation, bonus opportunities, equity, a generous 401(k) plan or regional retirement plans, 1-on-1 financial coaching, a 529 College Savings Plan and lots of other perks and employee discounts.

Flexibility and time off: Take the time you need to relax and recharge. Enjoy the flexibility to work from another location for four weeks per year. We support an on-site, hybrid work model and offer remote working opportunities, paid time off, Waymo recharge days, bereavement, sick, and parental leave.

Supporting families: When it comes to growing your family or caring for your loved ones, you have our full support. Enhanced leave options include paid parental leave (birthing parent gets 24 weeks of paid leave, and non-birthing parent gets 18 weeks of paid leave), and 20 subsidized days of backup childcare or adult/elder care. Access to fertility care or adoption support as you grow your family.

Community and personal development: At Waymo, you’ll find a range of opportunities to grow, connect, and give back. We offer education tuition reimbursement, personal and professional development, mentorship, and other ways to connect through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), other internal groups, and even time off to volunteer.

Cool perks: Access to Google offices, cafes, wellness centers, personal training sessions, massages, haircuts, bike repairs, office transportation, commuter benefits and so much more. To support your wellbeing at home, you can enjoy at-home fitness and cooking classes, and more.

  • Please note that while our benefits philosophy is the same in every place Waymonauts work, benefits may vary by office/country.

Note: The following is only applicable for roles hired in the US. As we keep the safety of our employees and our communities top of mind, COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be a critical prevention measure to help end the pandemic. Because of this, Waymo requires all US-based employees who perform work onsite for Waymo to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are unable to be vaccinated, Waymo will provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable law.

We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees. Waymo does not discriminate against, and prohibits harassment of, any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please let the recruiting team know or email [email protected] (This email address is intended to be used only for requesting accommodations as part of the application process. Other inquiries will not receive a response.)

Note: Upon hire, all employees are required to submit proof of legal right to work, consistent with applicable law. Waymo also participates in the E-Verify program.

Internships at Waymo involve access to information regulated by US export control laws. These laws require that export controlled information cannot be shared with citizens or nationals of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria without a license. Please understand that applications for these licenses are routinely denied by the US government and/or have extended processing times such that the required license will not be granted by the summer internship start date.

Note: License requirements do not apply (i.e., no export license is needed) if a person from one of these countries is also a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or has been granted refugee or asylum status in the US.

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