HD MAP Engineer (Full Time) - Somerville, MA


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WaveSense is radically accelerating the arrival of self-driving vehicles by tackling some of the most challenging problems that stand in the way of safe and reliable navigation.

Every road in the world has a unique subsurface signature. WaveSense uses ground penetrating radar developed for military use at MIT Lincoln Laboratory to create a map of those subsurface signatures from which self-driving cars can navigate. Vehicles using WaveSense are unaffected by common but challenging road conditions like snow, heavy rain, fog, or poor lane markings.

WaveSense is venture-backed, growing quickly, and building an awesome team that wants to help transform the future of mobility and work on some of the hardest and most important problems. If that sounds like you, please drop us a line.



As an HD Mapping Engineer, you will focus on developing commercial UWB ground penetrating radar systems for autonomous vehicle lane-keeping. Your work will involve developing and driving the architecture for large scale multi-layer high definition maps for autonomous vehicle lane-keeping with a focus on ground penetrating radar maps.



  • Further develop, design, and refine the WaveSense map.

  • You’re comfortable thinking about the big picture and the small details. You enjoy making design and architecture decisions.

  • Rapidly prototype to test and discard hypotheses.

  • Enjoy working with small, high output teams in a fast paced startup environment.

  • A “get-it-done” person. You know that done is better than perfect and are energized by constantly delivering and moving things forward.



  • Deep experience designing and developing high definition mapping systems.

  • Deep working knowledge of fundamental metrics and physics associated with LIDAR, camera, and related sensors.

  • Experience working with autonomous vehicles.

  • 3 years or more experience working in high definition map design and development.

  • Fluent in C++, ROS, and related programming languages.



  • PhD or Masters in high definition mapping related field or equivalent experience and knowledge.

  • Experience working with ground penetrating radar.