Wayve • Bay Area, California

Mechanical Engineer, Autonomous Platforms

Employment type:  Full time
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Job Description

Who we are

Our team is the first in the world to use autonomous vehicles on public roads using end-to-end deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning. Leveraging our multi-national world-class research team, we’re focusing on using less data to learn more intelligent algorithms to bring autonomy for everyone, everywhere. We aim to be the future of self-driving cars, not vehicles that are told how to drive through hand-coded rules and maps, but ones which learn from experience and data.

Where you will have an impact

We’re looking for an experienced Mechanical Engineer with a passion to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles. You’ll be working as part of a team to integrate sensors, compute, and other vehicle electronics into our integrated autonomous hardware platform . These full-cycle efforts will include initial requirements gathering from relevant teams, evaluation of different options, design and analysis of potential solutions, identifying manufacturing solutions, and validating the performance of the vehicle in service. You’ll be able to see your work enable autonomous vehicles in fielded services, in a multitude of vehicles, enabled by the agnosticity of and vehicle independence of your designs.

What you will bring to Wayve


  • 8+ years of experience in Mechanical design from concept to production
  • Experience designing with a wide range of materials and manufacturing processes with the ability to optimize for performance, mass, strength/durability, and cost.
  • Ability to perform structural analysis and build stackup tolerances.
  • Strong communication skills with both Hardware peers on design details and wider team on design tradeoffs
  • Experience designing in Solidworks or NX
  • Ability to work with suppliers/CMs to manufacture and validate
  • MSc or BSc in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)


  • Automotive design and test experience
  • Thermal Design and Analysis experience
  • Experience with sensors, computers, and actuators as typically used in the AV space

What we offer you

  • Attractive compensation with salary and equity
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • A unique position to shape the future of autonomous driving and tackle the biggest challenge of our time
  • Bespoke learning and development opportunities
  • Relocation support with visa sponsorship
  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team
  • This is a full-time role based in our offices in London or Mountain View, Bay Area. If your role is possible to do remotely we support flexible working, including working for up to 2 weeks from anywhere in the world. We trust you to know what works best for your team and projects and ask that you have a healthy presence that enables the right meetings to happen in person and strong relationships to be built.

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
What employees are saying

"I have never worked at a company where I felt so supported in structuring my work day (working hours as well as working locations) in exactly the way which works best for me and maximizes my productivity. The more flexibility and trust I am given, the better I feel like my output is as it feels more like working because I genuinely want to work and produce good results instead of working because I have to. I also love how much Wayve cares about work-life balance, as it is a very crucial aspect of my job for me. For me, Wayve has created an amazing work environment which makes me feel encouraged and supported in really striving to do my best work while establishing healthy work life boundaries."

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