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 an Embedded Kernel Engineer within our dynamic team, you'll be instrumental in deploying Wayve's autonomous vehicle (AV) AI model across consumer vehicles. Your role is crucial in developing model compilers and crafting high-performance kernels for efficient inferencing on embedded GPU environments. Through close collaboration with machine learning engineers, you'll pinpoint opportunities to amplify inference performance by optimally utilizing the hardware capabilities of various deployment platforms. Your deep understanding of GPU architecture, from memory management to the intricacies of GPU cores, will be pivotal. Utilizing tools like TensorRT and model compilers, you will push the boundaries of what's possible in inference performance in the embedded environment.

Challenges you will own

  • Optimization Leadership: Lead efforts to discover the optimal model compilation strategies that harmonize compute intensity, caching, and memory bandwidth to maximize hardware utilization on targeted platforms
  • Precision Transformation: Innovate in transforming large AI models to low precision implementations, ensuring minimal accuracy loss
  • GPU Architecture Mastery: Become the go-to authority on GPU architecture for targeted hardware platforms, such as NVIDIA Orin or Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Model Compilation Process Creation: Design and implement the process to convert AI models from a PyTorch framework to native platform-specific programs, enhancing model efficiency and performance

What you will bring to Wayve

  • GPU Development Expertise: A minimum of 5 years of direct experience in developing kernels for GPUs, showcasing an ability to solve complex computational challenges.
  • Advanced C++ Skills: Proficiency in C++ programming, with a demonstrated history of developing efficient, high-quality code.
  • GPU Programming Tools Proficiency: Extensive experience with GPU programming using tools like CUDA and TensorRT, specifically within embedded environments.
  • Deep GPU Design Knowledge: A thorough understanding of GPU design and operations, including familiarity with AI accelerators.
  • Quantization and Compiler Experience: Expertise in model quantization, particularly in implementing low precision formats, and experience with developing and using model compilers.
  • Educational Qualifications: A Master's degree in a relevant field, supplemented by research experience.

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.

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