2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Who we are

Established in 2017, Wayve is a leader in autonomous vehicle technology, driven by breakthroughs in Embodied AI. Our intelligent, mapless, and hardware-agnostic technologies empower vehicles to navigate complex environments effortlessly.

Supported by prominent investors, Wayve is advancing the transition from assisted to fully automated driving, making transportation safer, more efficient, and universally accessible. Join our world-class, multinational team of engineers and researchers as we push the boundaries of frontier AI and autonomous driving, creating impactful technologies and products on a global scale.

Where you will have an impact

In collaboration with the other safety expert(s):

  • Architect, specify and lead the development of the functional safety concept of Wayve’s ADS for the present and future vehicle platforms
  • Keep abreast of the latest guidelines, standards and AV industry practices about developing a compelling safety case for an ML-based ADS, and design Wayve’s safety framework for the development of such a safety case
  • Work collaboratively with Wayve’s teams (Driving Intelligence, Fleet Learning, Simulation,...) to implement and tailor the safety framework
  • Participate in, promote Wayve’s ideas to, and influence the relevant AV safety working groups such as to ensure Wayve’s strategy to demonstrate the safety of its end-to-end machine learning approach will be compliant with future standards, regulations and guidelines

What you will bring to Wayve


Very good knowledge of ISO 26262:2018 and a minimum 10 years of applying the standard (ver 2011 or 2018 of the standard) parts 2..6, 8 and 9 on a variety of systems.

  • Strong experience in part 6 - in writing SW safety requirements, designing and reviewing SW architectures and test cases, designing and implementing SW development processes in compliance with ISO 26262 requirements and training the personnel to follow them.
  • Strong experience in the overall process of deriving hardware and software safety requirements starting with the development of an HARA (i.e. then developing FSC, TSC and finally HW/SW requirements).
  • Experience in presenting or conducting safety audits and assessments.
  • Experience in managing automotive tiers suppliers and OEMs for the co-development of safety-critical systems . This implies, for example, setting up and negotiating DIAs, leading requirements elicitations and change requests, and defining safety concepts jointly with third parties..
  • Knowledge and experience in developing a safety argument in goal-structuring notation diagrams is desirable.
  • Proficient in the design and implementation of supporting processes such as requirement management, change management, and configuration management. Practical experience with requirement management tools such as IBM Doors, Siemens Polarion, is desirable.


Understanding of the principles of SOTIF for the development of L2 or above automated systems is desired..

  • Sufficient knowledge of neural networks (architectures, algorithms, training and testing pipeline) to understand the challenges associated with the safety assurance of such systems, being able to discuss options and rationales with our scientists.
  • Familiar with the following (or related) standards and guidelines:
  • SaFAD
  • NHTSA A vision for safety
  • ISO/DIS 21448
  • UL4600
  • British Standard Institute (BSI) PAS 188x series
  • Practical experience in the implementation of SPICE or A-SPICE requirements alongside ISO 26262-6:2018 requirements for the development of safety-critical software is a plus.

What we offer you

  • The chance to be part of a truly mission driven organisation and an opportunity to shape the future of autonomous driving. Unlike our competitors, Wayve is still relatively small and nimble, giving you the chance to make a huge impact
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • A dynamic and fast-paced work environment in which you will grow every day - learning on the job, from the brightest minds in our space, and with support for more formal learning opportunities too
  • A culture that is ego-free, respectful and welcoming (of you and your dog) - we even eat lunch together every day
  • Benefits such as an onsite chef, workplace nursery scheme, private health insurance, cycle scheme, therapy, yoga, two onsite bars, large social budgets
  • This is a full-time role based in our office in London. At Wayve we want the best of all worlds so we operate a hybrid working policy that combines time together in our offices and workshops to fuel innovation, culture, relationships and learning, and time spent working from home. We also operate core working hours so you can be where you need to be for family and loved ones too. Teams determine the routines that work best for them.

At Wayve we're committed to creating a diverse, fair and respectful culture that is inclusive of everyone based on their unique skills and perspectives, and regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, age, religious belief, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

DISCLAIMER: We will not ask about marriage or pregnancy, care responsibilities or disabilities in any of our job adverts or interviews. However, we do look to capture information about care responsibilities, and disabilities among other diversity information as part of an optional DEI Monitoring form to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring process and ensure that the process is inclusive and non-discriminatory.

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
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

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
DeepTech, Data & AI

DeepTech, Data & AI

Industry awards 2023

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