The TeleGuidance team at Zoox enables our autonomous vehicles to incorporate human contextual guidance into the planning algorithms allowing our vehicles to successfully reason about and navigate complex scenarios by leveraging real time remote human guidance. TeleGuidance is an integral part of the self driving stack, dealing with some of the most challenging scenarios by fusing the “human sensor” data in real time to plan a solution to complete the mission. 

There are three major domains within the team to allow this: starting with the on vehicle planning algorithms that incorporate the human guidance, to the complex adapting network infrastructure and finally the 3D interface which the remote operators use to gain situational awareness and send guidance to the autonomous fleet. 

Zoox is looking for a collaborative planning software engineer to join our Planning and Control team. In this role, you will help us develop planner behavior and trajectories in collaboration with remote guidance and write on-vehicle C++ components that integrate human guidance into the execution of our robot. You’ll solve the most complex and challenging edge cases for autonomous systems that are absolutely crucial to enabling Zoox’s mission. 


  • Master's degree in computer science or related field
  • Fluency in C++
  • Demonstrated ability to create realtime motion planning algorithms
  • Extensive experience with programming and algorithm design
  • Strong mathematical and geometrical skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with autonomous robots, telerobotics
  • Understanding of configuration spaces and a variety of planning techniques (A*, D*, RRTs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of computer networking
About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.