SLAM Engineer, Robotics

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:

  • Robustify and scale our SLAM system to 100’s of vehicles and millions of hours of driving data, producing high quality supervision signals for model training
  • Contribute to technical direction for SLAM codebase and drive execution
  • Be an advocate for best practices and state of the art within Robotics

Challenges you will own:

  • Multi-sensor odometry and sensor calibration, across cameras, inertial and radar sensors
  • Full development life cycle of our SLAM systems – from research and prototyping, to the development of a high quality, tested code that runs efficiently at scale
  • Understand the needs and use cases of SLAM internally at Wayve, aligning the SLAM roadmap across programme requirements to maximise impact

What we are looking for in our candidate:


  • Experience as a core developer/researcher in SLAM, Visual Odometry, Localisation or State Estimation codebase
  • Experience deploying SLAM systems in the real world, e.g. AVs, AR/VR, UAV
  • Strong C++ and Python fundamentals


  • PhD in computer vision, 3D geometry, SLAM, localisation, mapping, or other relevant field
  • Experience deploying SLAM systems at scale in outdoor environments
  • Experience with Ceres or similar nonlinear least squares optimisation framework
  • Experience with sensor modalities other than cameras, e.g. LiDAR, RADAR, inertial

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.

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 or religious belief

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.

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