Wayve • London

Engineering Manager, Robot Software

1–2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Who are we?

We’re building artificial intelligence capable of complex driving using end-to-end deep learning; one which can scale across diverse urban environments. Wayve is building a full driving software system which is data-driven at every layer, learning to drive. Our unique end-to-end machine learning approach learns to drive in complex, never-seen-before urban environments. We learn to drive with computer vision by both observing human driving, and by using reinforcement learning.

This is one of the world’s hardest and most impactful problems to solve. Which is why we’re building a diverse, world-class team of people who are motivated by the opportunity to work with brilliant people on challenging problems that leave a positive impact on society.

Impact expected

As an Engineering Manager for the Robot Software Platform Team, you will lead a team of 10 engineers in building the software infrastructure for Wayve’s next-generation hardware platform which will run on our autonomous vehicles. The Software Platform team is responsible for designing and developing reliable and observable software solutions. Other challenges include: the integration of new sensors, collection of data at massive scale, running onboard inference and optimisation of the software stack for latency, consistency, and observability.

In this role, you will:

  • Actively fostering and promoting technical excellence within the team.
  • Lead technical discussions and guide technical direction where needed.
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, and other teams within the organisation to ensure alignment.
  • Work closely with team members to develop career plans and growth trajectories.
  • Define and own the strategy, vision and metrics for the Robot Software Platform team.

What we are looking for in our candidate


  • Proven track record of leading engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage software engineers and grow their careers.
  • Track record of promoting software engineering best practices and excellence within the team.
  • Good foundational coding knowledge and experience.


  • Prior experience leading teams at a growing company
  • Practical experience with: Embedded Linux systems, scalable or distributed systems, robotics
  • Experience performant systems language like C++ and/or Rust
  • Experience in building software for high performance computing systems with large scale of data throughput

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation with salary and equity
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • A unique position to shape the future of autonomy and tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time
  • Bespoke learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team
  • Private onsite chef, in-house bar, lots of socials, and more!

Wayve is built by people from all walks of life. We believe that it is our differences that make us stronger, and our unique perspectives and backgrounds that allow us to build something different. We are proud to be an equal opportunities workplace, where we don’t just embrace diversity but nurture it - so that we all thrive and grow.

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 8 weeks full pay, 16 weeks 50% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 8 weeks full pay available (4 weeks at birth, another 4 weeks available in the first 2 years)
Adoption leave – statutory
Shared parental leave – statutory
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – 10 days full paid + statutory

We asked employees of Wayve how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Wayve

Company employees


Office locations

London, UK and Mountain View, California

Funding levels

$258 million

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States