Who are we?

Our team is the first in the world to use autonomous vehicles on public roads using end-to-end deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning. Leveraging our multi-national world-class research team, we’re focusing on using less data to learn more intelligent algorithms to bring autonomy for everyone, everywhere. We aim to be the future of self-driving cars, not vehicles that are told how to drive through hand-coded rules and maps, but ones which learn from experience and data.

Where you’ll have an impact

We’re looking for an engineer experienced in digital FPGA design and verification with a passion to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles. You’ll be working as part of a team to design & develop radar sensors and to integrate them onto a vehicle platform.  You’ll be responsible for building out a high performance radar processing pipeline in an FPGA platform.

This full-cycle role will include initial requirements collection, component selection, design and analysis of alternatives, implementation, verification, and operational troubleshooting. You’ll be able to see your work deployed in the field to enable the next step forward in autonomous driving.

What you’ll bring to Wayve


  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
  • 3+ years of FPGA platform firmware development in Verilog/VHDL and/or in an HLS environment

Desirable experience:

  • 3+ years experience using the Xilinx and/or Intel/Altera toolchains 
  • Experience with high speed serial links, including GbE & MIPI
  • Experience developing and testing high reliability, safety critical, and fault tolerant systems
  • Hardware debug experience, including familiarity with tools such as the oscilloscope, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer (SPI, Ethernet or similar)
  • 1+ years developing software in C or C++, or significant experience in another software language
  • Familiar with common electronic components and comfortable reading circuit design schematics and contributing to hardware design discussions
  • Experience deriving digital ASIC/FPGA requirements specification from higher-level (system or board-level) requirements specifications.
  • Experience developing complex and high data rate designs.
  • Work experience performing Static Timing Analysis and correcting timing violations.
  • Writing and reviewing design documentation
  • Board bringup and initial testing
  • Troubleshooting electrical and/or electronic systems
  • Working with suppliers/CMs for design validation and manufacturing
  • Working with Linux

Desirable experience is not essential. The responsibilities of this role are varied and flexible; you will be supported to learn, develop and grow some of these skills as part of the role.

What we offer you

  • Competitive compensation with salary and equity
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • A position to shape the future of autonomous driving and to tackle the biggest challenges of our time
  • Benefits such as an onsite chef, workplace nursery scheme, private health insurance, therapy, daily yoga, onsite bar, large social budgets, unlimited L&D requests, and more!
  • This is a full-time role based in our office in King’s Cross, but we support flexible working, including working for up to 2 weeks from anywhere in the world. We trust you to know what works best for your team and projects and ask that you have a healthy presence that enables the right meetings to happen in person and strong relationships to be built.

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.

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