Woven Planet is building the safest mobility in the world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven Planet innovates and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on automated driving, smart cities, robotics and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all. 

For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Automation that originated to increase the efficiency of daily activities has evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Now, we are looking to the next 100 years and to extending that dream for a better life for all people. At Woven Planet we strive to build a safer, happier, more sustainable world.

Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship. The complementary strengths enable us to optimize safety, advance clean energy, elevate well-being, and improve how people live, work, and play. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.

About the Organization

Woven Planet is developing automated driving technology using a data-driven approach. We’re building products at autonomy levels 2-4 to drive both near- and long-term improvements to mobility for all. Woven Planet has the backing of one of the world’s largest automakers, the talent to deliver on our goal, and a built in path to product and revenue—a combination rarely seen in the mobility industry. We’re looking for doers and creative problem solvers with a passion for improving lives.

Each member of our diverse and talented group of software and hardware engineers has the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our technology and products. Our growing team works in brand new garages and labs in Palo Alto, tests AVs at our dedicated test track in Silicon Valley, and explores the industry’s most compelling research problems at our office in London. With support from our Woven Planet colleagues in Tokyo, our work to improve the future of mobility spans the globe.

The Simulation Team

The simulation team has an exciting role to play in providing tools and capabilities that enable Woven Planet (and subsequently Toyota) to accelerate a shift-left approach for development and testing of control, driver assistance, autonomy and other vehicular applications. This comes replete with as yet unresolved technological challenges that stand in the way of truly being able to test, especially, autonomy at scale. Expect to be challenged, both with complexity and the unknown as you endeavor to deliver software that can facilitate the slide of technology from the R&D of today to the product of tomorrow. The simulation stack itself is and will continue to be a diverse set of technologies - from c++ engine to userland libraries, from local system to cloud and from experimental to product. As a result, your position need not be contained, there can be opportunities to explore the stack and learn beyond what your primary role requires of you.

 

The Role

We are looking for software engineers to develop the next-gen simulation ecosystem that delivers users the automotive domain’s development and testing solutions of both today and tomorrow. You’ll build portable modular libraries that can be recomposed in a variety of ways (there is no silver bullet) but in addition, you’ll need to think from a user’s perspective, ship like a pro, work across teams and most importantly, be able to communicate on a number of levels. Our products need to be understandable and usable by developer teams at Woven Planet and Toyota as well as maintainable, reliable and extensible for our own needs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop core simulation technologies (e.g. engine, scenarios, agent framework etc)
  • Assist with the integration of core simulation technologies into solutions or workflows
  • Be transparent - alignment before & after the actual coding is essential
  • Work with your technical or workflow lead to understand requirements and align development accordingly
  • Work with fellow team members to help improve the quality of each other’s work, velocity of the team and enjoyment in what we do
  • Be on the lookout for opportunities to provide user delights in the software you build

 

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent area
  • Strong programming skills (preferably C++ or Python)
  • Ability to think and code for the user’s perspective
  • Ability to work alongside a team and inside a larger software ecosystem
  • Ability to produce well designed, tested software that fits neatly into a larger ecosystem
  • An infectious passion for solving complex problems, learning new techniques and technologies!

 

Nice to Have:

  • Proven track record balancing quality and the delivery of software with impactful value within allotted time constraints
  • Proven track record working on libraries, frameworks and tools made available for general consumption (i.e. for other users)
  • Experience working across teams in larger x-functional projects
  • Experience with building real-time systems (a requirement of simulation for driver-assistance scenarios)
  • Knowledge of one or more cloud compute platforms, such as AWS
  • Experience with container technologies like Docker and container management systems like Kubernetes
  • Experience with build systems, continuous integration and/or continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Experience in the self-driving domain
  • Experience with rendering solutions (for sensor simulation, or human-in-the-loop)
  • Experience working with GPU compute (for sensor simulation or ML components)

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