Control Engineer, Robotics

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Job Description

Where you will have an impact

  • Improve Wayve's trajectory controller and its interaction with other parts of the AV stack, thus increasing overall driving performance
  • Expand the trajectory controller's operational domain to new vehicles and new driving conditions
  • Build out our performance evaluation pipeline for the trajectory controller

Challenges you will own

  • Maintaining and expanding our custom MPC-based trajectory controller coupled with ML-based trajectory generation system
  • Building theoretical foundations for ML-coupled vehicle control systems
  • Implementing and testing vehicle control in complex scenarios such as highway or bad weather, and for future vehicle platforms that Wayve will build on
  • Bringing up simulation and evaluation systems to achieve optimality of the trajectory controller in the real world

What you will bring to Wayve


  • Strong theoretical knowledge of control theory, optimisation, model-predictive control, state estimation and numerical methods
  • Practical experience in developing and tuning control systems for real world applications, both in simulation and in reality
  • Experience productionisng and scaling systems including real-time controllers and monitoring their performance at scale
  • Strong C++ and Python skills


  • Experience with vehicle control or vehicle dynamic

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.

Company Info.


Wayve is pioneering artificial intelligence software for self-driving cars. Our unique end-to-end machine learning approach learns to drive more efficiently than competing technology, allowing Wayve to pioneer new areas of self-driving technology. Our headquarters are in London, United Kingdom.

  • Industry
    Autonomous technology
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    London, UK
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