As a systems engineer at Zoox, you will be working with members of the functional safety and system design teams to develop and deploy systems that enable and support autonomous driving. You are responsible for ensuring these systems are developed within a process that results in end-to-end traceability of both functional safety targets and product requirements.

The Trajectory Management Systems Engineer is responsible for envisioning, creating, and validating the framework that guarantees that each new trajectory proposal will continue the mission, and be as safe as possible. This means: cultivating a deep understanding of vehicle dynamics and trajectory creation, creating a robust method of defining trajectory safety, understanding interdisciplinary interactions and tradeoffs, and finally verifying and validating your work products.

Responsibilities

  • Create a framework to conclusively demonstrate each new trajectory meets the safety criteria
  • Conduct vehicle dynamics analysis and simulation to assess interactions and ensure consistency between trajectory planning and trajectory execution
  • Develop requirements for the trajectory management and validation algorithms
  • Develop validation methods, tools, and solutions based on real world data and simulation

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Controls, Robotics, or Systems Engineering
  • 4+ years experience with vehicle dynamics and motion planning, and/or vehicle closed loop control system 
  • Proficiency with tools for manipulating and processing large datasets
  • Familiarity with failure analysis, FMEA, fault tree analysis, etc. 
  • Collaborative team player with strong written and in-person communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • M.S. or higher degree in Mechanical, Controls, Robotics, or Systems Engineering
  • Analytical skills and experience with scripting or programming language such as Python or C++
  • Experience with safety-critical systems
  • Familiarity with automotive ADAS systems 
  • Familiarity with simulated vehicle dynamics, response, and/or path planning 
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.

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.