Technician Lead



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 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

Wayve is looking for an intelligent, resourceful, and creative technician lead with extensive experience and a diverse skill set. The candidate should be capable of taking initiatives and working autonomously with minimal guidance.

Challenges you will own

  • Managing and prioritising workshop manufacturing and testing schedule
  • Providing regular progress updates and communicate any delays or concerns to stakeholders and management.
  • Tracking the operation and maintenance of workshop tooling, equipment, and vehicles. Scheduling routine maintenance and repairs to ensure optimal functionality.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams to build high-quality AV vehicles/benches/HIL’s & rigs for effective test and development.
  • Managing and supporting ad hoc activities for internal key stakeholders, such as software, electrical, mechanical, and safety teams to ensure quick problem resolution, and efficient communication of issues.
  • Maintaining proper manufacturing documentation and record, including hardware and software updates.
  • Having a deep understanding of Health and Safety policies.
  • Continuously seeking opportunities to improve workshop operations and manufacturing efficiency.

What you will bring to Wayve:

  • Extensive development and prototype vehicle build experience, from whole-vehicle down to component level.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of vehicle architecture and operation of support equipment.
  • Experience of supporting and maintaining prototype vehicles, and ability to contribute to component and system fault diagnosis.
  • Competency in fabrication and basic machining skills.
  • Ability to interpret engineering specifications and drawings.

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
  • Fully employer-covered medical, dental and vision insurance!
  • Further benefits such as catered lunch, yummy snacks, and variety of drinks, life insurance, employer contributed retirement account, therapy, yoga, office-wide socials and much more.
  • 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
  • This is a full-time role based in our office in California. 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, religious belief, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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.