Product Manager, L2+ Driving Function



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 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

As a Product Manager, you will be the linchpin in driving scope, priorities, definition of done, and ensuring market fit for advanced AI driving features. This role demands a unique blend of technical acumen, product mindset, and collaborative spirit to support and enhance our internal capabilities. Your work will directly influence the performance, efficiency, and innovation of our autonomous vehicle technology and get it fit for production.

You will maintain ongoing communication with all relevant stakeholders, including the program & automotive teams, to ensure there is a clear and unified understanding of product requirements, and priorities. You will demonstrate versatility by flexing into offboard and limited program work if that’s needed to help the rest of the team grow.

Challenges you will own

AI Performance and Scope Prioritization: Collaborate closely with technical leads across the Embodied AI and Automotive groups to define and refine the L2+ NoA driving function(s), setting detailed performance goals across scenarios, routes, metrics, and Operational Design Domains (ODD). Lead the prioritisation efforts for expanding ODD capabilities in alignment with automotive standards and customer requirements.Driving Concept Enhancement: Lead the advancement of driving concepts that are both collaborative and customizable. Focus on defining requirements and priorities for user-specific features like driving style customization, collaborative driving, and language integration.Strategic Collaboration with Science: Actively engage with the science team to prioritise research ideas that align with product goals, ensuring a seamless transition from concept to development. This includes evaluating the potential utility of AI features and guiding their integration into product roadmaps.

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

  • Customer-Centric Visionary: You possess a profound ability to think like the customer, articulating and prioritising their needs effectively. Your decisions are deeply informed by a thorough understanding of customer expectations and market demands.
  • Strategic Prioritizer: Your strength lies in your ability to discern and prioritise initiatives that align with strategic business outcomes. You excel at balancing multiple priorities, focusing on those that offer the most significant impact in terms of customer satisfaction and technological advancement.
  • Experienced in Automotive: Ideally, you bring a background in the automotive industry, equipped with knowledge of automotive standards, customer preferences, and the technical nuances of vehicle automation. This experience helps you navigate the complexities of L2+ and higher levels of autonomous driving functions.
  • Collaborative Innovator: You thrive in cross-functional teams and excel in roles that require collaboration with both internal stakeholders and external partners. Your ability to foster cooperation across diverse groups is key to driving the product development process.
  • Articulate Communicator: With your strong communication skills, you effectively convey complex ideas and technical details in a clear and persuasive manner, ensuring alignment and understanding among all stakeholders.
  • Adaptable and Versatile: You are flexible and adaptable, ready to shift focus as needed to meet changing demands, embrace new challenges, and contribute outside of traditional role boundaries.


  • Solid understanding of ML/AI foundations and principles
  • Experience in product management of embodied AI/ML products
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to set clear, measurable goals, and priorities
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and proactively across different teams and disciplines.
  • Product mindset, always one step ahead of the customer


  • Experience with autonomous/assisted driving function technologies
  • Experience with LLMs and recent Generative AI methods and architectures
  • Strong communication skills with a knack for bridging technical and business perspectives.
  • Innovativeness and a forward-thinking approach to product development and feature exploration

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 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.