As a Systems Engineer in System Design and Mission Assurance (SDMA), you will be responsible for analyzing faults for sensor, computer, and control modules comprising the localization system and developing functional safety requirements. You will work closely with software developers, design engineers, 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.
  • Review, approve and provide guidance for architecture proposals and design verification plans
  • 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 Modes Effects & Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA)
  • Develop and document system and module level functional safety requirements
  • Solve complex technical problems related to localization, calibration, and safety of the vehicle. 


  • Proficiency for scripting and/or systems programming language: Python, C++
  • Proficiency with software development process, able to contribute and provide in-depth code review for analysis tools, probe for issues/improvement.
  • B.S. or higher degree in Aerospace, Automotive, Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering
  • 3+ years of work experience with localization/navigation/mapping systems, algorithms or data fusion

Bonus Qualifications

  • System development experience within standards such as: ISO-26262, ISO-21448, ARP4754A, ARP4761 (or other regulated fields)
  • Experience with automotive compute and/or control systems
  • Experience with Lidar, Radar, IMU, and/or GPS
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.