Engineering Manager - Simulation



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

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

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

  • As an Engineering Manager for the Simulation team, you will lead a team of engineers in building the simulation platform to develop and evaluate Wayve’s driving intelligence.
  • Wayve’s approach to autonomous driving presents unique challenges for simulation. Our end to end driving stack requires a simulator that is both highly realistic and highly descriptive. Our approach to simulation brings together a combination of classical simulation techniques with cutting edge developments in Machine learning to represent the real world in high fidelity at scale.
  • You’ll be managing a multi disciplinary team and working closely with other leaders from across robotics, machine learning development and data to ensure the quality and efficiency of the simulator and deliver an effective evaluation and development platform.

Challenges you will own:

  • Help define and drive simulation roadmap to deliver on company goals and priorities
  • Lead technical discussions and guide technical direction where needed
  • Set effective KPIs and metrics
  • Build resilient and reliable systems, and teams, Anticipate the needs of the business 18 months out, identify areas where additional resources are needed and grow team as hiring manager
  • Prioritise effectively, implement and maintain lean and effective team processes
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, and other teams within the organisation to ensure alignment.
  • Work closely with team members to develop career plans and growth trajectories.
  • Actively foster and promote technical excellence within the team.
  • Partner with leadership to maintain a culture of impact, performance, and health.

We understand that everyone has a unique set of skills and experiences and that not everyone will meet all of the requirements listed below. If you’re passionate about self-driving cars and think you have what it takes to make a positive impact on the world, we encourage you to apply.

What you will bring to Wayve


  • Proven track record of leading engineering teams.
  • Experience with roadmap planning, stakeholder management, requirements gathering and alignment with peers towards milestones and deliverables.
  • Track record of promoting software engineering best practices and excellence within the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage software engineers and grow their careers.
  • Good foundational coding knowledge and experience.


  • Prior experience working with simulation platforms
  • Experience building systems in Python and/or C++
  • Solid understanding of machine learning fundamentals

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

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 or religious belief

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.