Wayve • London

Software Engineer, Safety

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Job Description

Software Engineer, Safety

Who we are

At Wayve, we are developing AV2.0, a very powerful and versatile software stack that can learn and adapt efficiently to various driving environments, therefore allowing us to be the first AV company to deploy in 100 cities scattered around the globe.

This is not a small feat but thanks to our end-to-end deep learning approach, we are confident we can achieve it. With great challenges come great responsibilities, the safety assurance of our automated driving system (ADS) is the most important and most complex one.

If you are looking at putting your safety skills to the test, there is no better place to be than at Wayve. Please join our safety team to design and orchestrate our L4 ADS safety assurance framework!

Where you will have an impact

  • You will be supporting the safety team in developing safety concepts related to software architecture, vehicle control and machine learning.
  • Work with other team members in designing and implementing Minimum Risk Manoeuvres (MRMs).
  • Work with other team members in defining a safe autonomous driving software architecture.

What you will bring to Wayve


  • >5 years of experience in the automotive software industry
  • Experience building real-time systems for robotics or autonomy
  • Experience working with high performing software in C++, Rust, or similar on Linux platforms
  • Good understanding of computer science fundamentals: operating systems, data structures, algorithm design, etc.
  • Strong modern C++
  • PhD or MSc in robotics, computer science, engineering or related field


  • Experience in building software for control systems
  • Experience in Machine learning software

What we offer you

  • Competitive compensation with salary, equity
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • A position to shape the future of autonomy and tackle the biggest challenge of our time

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
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."

Wayve Employee