Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024


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 are building a diverse, world class team of people. We are motivated to turn up, not for a job, but for an opportunity to work with clever people on difficult problems which leave a positive impact on the world we live in.


We're looking for a bold, talented and creative person to join our journey in developing next-generation autonomous vehicles. We're a growing start-up, building our cohort of engineers and you can be at the heart of this!

As an automation engineer within the IT & DevSecOps teams, you will be responsible for:

  • Automating IT & DevSecOps processes to reduce toil
  • Ensuring the company uses the right tools in the most efficient manner. You’ll be essential to make sure every project can be completed with smooth processes in place
  • Performing general administration and technical duties in order to support activities and operations within the IT & DevSecOps teams
  • Performing duties related to setup, configuration and installation of software products
  • Assisting in updates and maintenance of technologies used by Wayve staff
  • Resolving problems related to supported applications and OSs (linux, MacOS and ubuntu 18 and 20 mostly)

This role will be based in Mountain View, in office 3 days a week.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong general computing skills
  • Good knowledge of Linux (Mac OS is a plus but not strictly required)
  • A talent for automation
  • Python and scripting (e.g. bash) experience


  • other programming languages (mostly rust, c++, go/golang, java)
  • Build systems experience (bazel ideally, but cmake, make, ninja, pants, buck, maven, gradle are also ok)
  • Understanding of networking and security


  • Attractive compensation
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • A unique position to shape the future of autonomy and tackle the biggest challenge of our time
  • Bespoke learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team
  • Private onsite chef, in-house bar, lots of socials, and more!

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.