As a Systems Engineer in System Design and Mission Assurance (SDMA), you will be responsible for building the Safety Case for the localization solution. You will analyze faults for sensor, computer, and control modules comprising the localization system to develop functional safety requirements. You will work closely with hardware and software developers, design and test engineers to fully capture functional safety requirements and the capability of Zoox’s localization system to achieve system-level safety goals.


  • Perform detailed simulation studies, review results and integrate into requirements rationale
  • Lead and participate in quantitative and qualitative functional safety activities that lead to the development of Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments (HARAs), Fault Tree Analysis (FTAs), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEAs) or Failure Mode Effects & Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA)
  • Solve complex technical problems related to localization, calibration, and safety of the vehicle 
  • Develop and document system level functional safety requirements
  • Review, approve and provide guidance for architecture proposals and design verification plans


  • B.S. or higher degree in Automotive, Aerospace, Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering
  • System development experience within standards such as: ISO-26262, ISO-21448, ARP4754A, ARP4761 (or other regulated fields)
  • 3+ years of work experience with localization/navigation/mapping systems, algorithms or data fusion solution
  • Proficiency with software development process, able to contribute and provide in-depth code review for analysis tools, probe for issues/improvement
  • Proficiency for scripting and/or systems programming language: Python, C++

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with automotive compute and/or control systems
  • Experience with Lidar, Radar, Cameras, IMUs
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the earlier of (1) April 15 or (2) within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

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.