Test Conductor L1

Autonomous Vehicles Atwater, California


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Decompose system requirements and consequently design test plans and verification strategies that give Waymo the necessary evidence to release the product / service

  • Improve the quality and coverage of the verification of a system

  • Build new processes that improve organization, traceability and clarity

  • Develop new tools that improve the repeatability, efficiency or completeness of testing

  • Create new test frameworks and capabilities, including simulation based, hardware in the loop, or other methods

  • Identify missing or untestable requirements, gaps in design and incomplete implementation

  • Develop novel approaches to evaluate the system

  • Develop and improve processes that increase operational efficiency of test execution

  • Debug and resolve test-related failures, contribute to the root cause analysis of system-related failures

  • Analyze and interpret results

  • Communicate results and test status. Build dashboards and other visualizations within existing toolsets to make it easier for all stakeholders to interpret test results.

  • Provide technical guidance to the test team comprised of Test Conductors, Vehicle Operators, Test Assistants

  • Lead the execution of vehicle and/or functional and performance test workstreams. (Define project priorities, tasks and coordinate activities, deliverables, schedules, and delegate work to support staff when necessary/appropriate.)

  • Apply Waymo policies, procedures, standards, code of conduct throughout -including taking personal responsibility for the safety of self and others during testing

  • Support other general structured testing as needed

  • All other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related technical field (ME, EE, CS, Robotics, Controls, Aerospace)

  • 4+ years systems test experience

  • Experience with system engineering principles such as defining requirements and formal verification and validation methods

  • Test scripting understanding/execution for in-vehicle test automation (including C/C++, Python, Matlab/Simulink)

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with functional and technical counterparts to ensure system tests meet all required specifications

  • Demonstrated communications skills and project management skills

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • In-depth knowledge of vehicle systems and subsystems

  • Ability to travel (> 20%) and ability to travel on short notice

  • Able to spend a full day outside, in variable weather conditions

  • Able to safely maneuver around autonomous-capable vehicles

  • Flexibility with work hours during busy test periods (including weekend and AM or PM shifts

  • Demonstrate concise and effective communication both verbally and in writing

  • Possess operational skills and be knowledgeable with systems engineering processes

  • Be organized, detail oriented and a fast learner

  • Work independently in ambiguous conditions

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to talk, listen, and hear;

  • Frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, hands to finger, handle or feel, and to sit, stand, walk, reach, bend, regularly push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds;

  • Occasionally climb stairs and/or ladders;

  • Must use close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus; and

  • Most work is accomplished outdoors.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • All Transdev employees must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Safety Sensitive Positions will also be subject to a physical screening

  • Transdev maintains a Drug Free Workplace and may require participation in a random drug screening program.

  • Transdev reserves the right to perform ongoing background checks for all employees except in states where this is prohibited by state law. Transdev will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

  • Employees must maintain an acceptable Driving Record suitable to being approved to drive as part of their regular duties. Records are monitored on an ongoing or regular basis pursuant to local state law.

  • Ability to qualify for an Autonomous Vehicle Tester (AVT) license in states and positions where it’s required

  • If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in the US without restrictions for any employer at any time as required by the USCIS.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Applicants will be considered based on qualifications and without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pay Range - $34.00 - $43.00