As a safety research engineer focused on Crash Safety Statistics, you will help Zoox to continuously update and evolve our understanding of crash statistics, and contribute to the overall safety risk assessment that will inform decision-making in every aspect of the technology development.


  • Lead statistical analysis of various automotive crash data sources including naturalistic driving data and crash databases to inform the evaluation of Zoox autonomous driving performances
  • Improve our safety risk assessments methodology and data sources.  Develop and standardize best practices for the company.
  • Contribute to the development and evolution of the Safety Case of Zoox technology, in close collaboration with cross-functional teams including Systems Engineers, Software and Hardware Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Policy, Legal, etc.


  • M.S. or higher degree in an Engineering or Science discipline with a strong focus on Data Science, Probability Theory, or Statistics
  • Proficiency in quantitative analysis/modelling tools
  • Have the ability to use Python to interface with Zoox-internal driving- and simulation data sources
  • 3+ years relevant experiences in understanding and analyzing automotive crash and naturalistic databases
  • Collaborative team player with strong written and in-person communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in an Engineering or Science discipline with a strong Data Science or Statistics focus
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience related to traffic conflicts, naturalistic driving data analysis, and/or injury epidemiology
  • Publications in the field of vehicle/traffic safety research and collision epidemiology
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants 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.