At Zoox we have set the goal to provide our customers with the highest level of safety and a best-in-class experience while using our fully autonomous vehicles. You will work with a team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds such as robotics, control, and vehicle engineering, to deliver vehicle performance using virtual tools and methodologies. In taking on the virtual and physical durability development you will work in predicting where the vehicle is within its lifespan and providing maintenance scenarios and optimization strategies. Working in a startup environment gives you the chance to unleash your creativity and make a big difference in the final product.

Vaccine Requirement
The Reliability Engineer - EV Powertrain Systems is 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 conditional 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. 


  • Establish and refine the system/component-level targets for reliability performance of the electric drive unit (EDU) and high voltage battery (HVB) in collaboration with internal stakeholders on the Vehicle Systems Engineering Powertrain team.
  • Drive the design failure mode and effects analysis process (DFMEA) for EDU and HVB to capture the salient reliability performance risks and the appropriate risk mitigation activities
  • Use reliability targets, risk information from DFMEAs, and reliability physics of failure to work with validation engineers in developing virtual and physical test plans to prove out the designs and demonstrate the required reliability performance of the EDU and HVB
  • Pave the way from development to field deployment by developing and deploying the systems necessary to identify reliability performance improvement opportunities and drive the implementation of corrective actions


  • Masters-level engineering or similar technical degree with 10+ years hands-on experience in Reliability Engineering.
  • Detailed understanding of EV EDU and HVB systems, and typical failure modes and test methods for these systems.
  • Deep understanding of reliability data analysis and risk assessment, and how to develop component reliability targets based on functional safety and business objectives.
  • Experience in failure mode assessment accelerated reliability testing, and advanced field reliability monitoring concepts.
  • Personable with the ability to lead and coach a high-caliber engineering team toward world-class levels of reliability/dependability.

Bonus Qualifications

  • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, or similar professional recognition
  • An understanding of ISO 26262 Functional Safety

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.