Wayve • London

Robotics Engineer, Drive By Wire

1–2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Who we are

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.

Where you will have an impact

Impact expected

  • Own the interface between the robot software stack and the robot.
  • Elicit and communicate the performance and sensor requirements for the robot and drive-by-wire system.
  • Work with suppliers and partners to ensure successful drive-by-wire system integration for our future robot platforms.
  • Keep our internal R&D fleet safe and functional with regards to drive-by-wire.

Challenges they will own

  • Collaborate to define the interface of the robot software stack to the robot.
  • Support bring-up and test of new robot platforms prior to AV stack integration.
  • Interfacing with third parties to specify and test against requirements.

What we are looking for in our candidate

  • Practical experience in robotics applications
  • Hands-on experience with testing, tuning and debugging real-time software
  • Understanding of theoretical aspects of robotics
  • System thinking - can quickly develop an understanding of how the AV stack components work together to achieve driving performance


  • Experience with CAN (creating DBC files, writing interface scripts, plotting time series of CAN signals for analysis / comparison)
  • Experience with specifying sensors for robotics applications; including reading and understanding datasheets.
  • Setup and execution of hardware-in-the-loop testing of embedded systems.
  • Reading and writing requirements, acceptance criteria and software / system tests.
  • Strong software engineer (Python; comfortable in C++), day-to-day Linux use.


  • Writing, reviewing and testing embedded software for automotive applications
  • Familiar with software V-lifecycle and working in this framework
  • Writing embedded software to meet safety requirements
  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • Rust

What we offer you

  • Competitive compensation with salary and equity

  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs

  • A position to shape the future of autonomous driving and to tackle the biggest challenges of our time

  • Benefits such as an onsite chef, workplace nursery scheme, private health insurance, therapy, daily yoga, onsite bar, large social budgets, unlimited L&D requests, enhanced parental leave, and more!

  • This is a full-time role based in our office in King’s Cross. 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 on people and their differences gives us strength. We are proud to be an equal opportunities workplace and encourage people from all walks of life to join our journey, growing and expanding with us. We don't just embrace diversity, we encourage it.

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