The Path Forward Return to Work program at Zoox is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caregiving of any kind. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.  

At Zoox, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, gain new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving to transition back to the paid workforce.  

Zoox is on an ambitious journey to develop a full-stack autonomous mobility solution for cities. Big data analysis and mass simulation are critical to proving the safety of our system. A simulation environment enables the identification and study of potential safety issues before they manifest themselves in the real world. The effectiveness of the safety measures can also be verified and validated without putting public road users at risk. 

Our team builds tools and pipelines to quantitatively measure the performance of our driving software, extract relevant safety events from driving logs, and explore interesting scenarios in simulation. This highly visible work is critical to accelerating the development of AI driving software and building the safety case for autonomy on public roads.  

We are looking for a Release Manager to mature our development processes, manage updates to the simulation pipeline, and shepherd evaluations of driving software through the simulation framework. The ideal candidate will leverage their experience to bring stability to our production tooling and continuously improve our release processes.


  • Perform the mass simulation pipeline release process on a regular cadence
  • Shepherd the execution of scenario generation, mass simulation, and analysis jobs that support new driving software releases
  • Track results of all required tests, analyze release blockers, and drive successful resolution
  • Continually evaluate & improve the release effort by improving processes, removing inefficiencies, and automating manual steps
  • Create metrics and dashboards to facilitate a data-driven approach to process improvement
  • Collaborate with engineers to increase test coverage for each release and ensure readiness for driving software release validation

What You Bring to the Role

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering or quality assurance for large, complex products 
  • Solid understanding of source control systems (Git preferred), especially branch management, conflict resolution, and command line
  • Multiple years of experience with CI/CD, including build and deploy tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo and GitHub Enterprise
  • Proficiency with Python, Bash, or other scripting languages
  • Experience in defining release readiness criteria, ensuring all changes meet criteria prior to deployment

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with Bazel or similar build systems
  • Experience with monitoring and visualization tools such as Kibana and Grafana 
  • Experience with Docker and container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes or EKS
  • Experience working on large process improvement and/or automation projects and programs
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.