Product & Regulatory Counsel

07 Feb, 2021


Product & Regulatory Counsel

Mountain View, CA

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the World’s Most Experienced Driver in hopes of improving the world’s access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.

As part of Waymo’s Legal team, you will work on the exciting legal issues surrounding our transformational autonomous driving technology and help drive our business lines forward from technology ideation through scaled commercial deployment. We partner with our public policy, safety, security and privacy experts to define transportation policy for the autonomous driving world to come, advising on regulatory changes that support and protect our users around the world. We collaborate with our engineering, product, strategy and operations teams to develop and protect our intellectual property portfolio and drive our corporate and commercial transactions. We ensure compliance with an increasingly complex and dynamic range of global regulations. And we anticipate, mitigate, and litigate high-profile and precedent-setting legal matters.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Serve as Waymo’s product counsel for a particular business line, providing legal advice to teams from Engineering, Product Management, Marketing and Communications from the initial stages of product development to scaled commercial operation
  • Partner with your IP, commercial, litigation, and other Legal Team colleagues in your product counseling
  • Provide regulatory support to your Regulatory team colleagues
  • Be solutions-oriented and think creatively to address and resolve novel legal, regulatory, and policy issues raised by autonomous vehicle technology

We’d like you to have:

  • JD degree or equivalent.
  • Active and in good standing in one State Bar in the United States
  • 5+ years of relevant law firm, government, and/or in-house experience
  • 3+ years of experience advising as a product counsel for hardware and/or software products
  • 3+ years of experience in automotive or other regulated industry, and interest in diving deeper into complex, multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues
  • Excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure


We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer. Waymo’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. Waymo also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.
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Job posted: 2021-02-06