Creative Technologists at Zoox invent and prototype new interactions through tangible experiences that are foundational to design iteration, user research, and refining Zoox’s autonomous user interactions. As part of the Experience team, Creative Technologists work closely with visual, sonic, and interaction designers to create lo-fidelity and high-fidelity idea explorations and solutions. Bridging the gap between design vision and production reality, creative technologists also collaborate with Zoox’s software, firmware, and hardware teams to translate these prototypes into Zoox’s fully autonomous fleet.

Responsibilities

  • Invent and prototype new physical and digital interactions for autonomous vehicles
  • Design and create both lo-fidelity and hi-fidelity experiences for design iteration and user research
  • Explore, recommend, validate and push custom hardware and software ideas to their limits, while keeping cohesive design and actionable changes in sight
  • Shape the Zoox experience by blending visual, sonic and interaction design intentions into a collective experience 
  • Work dynamically across programming languages, organizational structures and test rigs to translate design intention into software/hardware reality

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience programming in Python and C++
  • Strong background in design principles and processes
  • Experience working closely with technical and design focused teams
  • Experience working with custom hardware and/or sensor inputs in dynamic environments/installations

Bonus Qualifications

  • Past creative applications of OpenCV, openFrameworks or other video processing frameworks
  • Familiarity with audio processing and other real-time sensor data manipulation
  • Familiarity with javascript frameworks like React, Vue, three.js, D3.js
  • Experience with APIs/Automation for design tools (Figma, Adobe Premiere, Reaper DAW)
  • Experience with product Inclusivity and Accessibility
  • Experience researching and/or designing for a wide range of users and abilities


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.