Zoox is developing  a world class planning system which demonstrates the power of autonomous vehicles. But we’re doing more than that: we’re developing a product which can operate day in and day out, in any kind of weather, with the reliability and robustness to enable customers to put their faith in our autonomous driving system.

You are the right engineer for this role if you are acutely aware of the difference between an effective demo and an effective product, and you are excited about the opportunity to take our world-class planning system and turn it into a world-first commercial product.


  • Overhauling fault management systems to be easier to use
  • Working with test operators to ensure diagnostic tools are clear and easy to understand
  • Providing mechanisms to increase transparency of the planning process
  • Creating and enforcing elegant, clean architectures for planner subprocesses


  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Fluency in C/C++
  • Significant experience with design and implementation of strong software architectures and algorithms
  • Strong sense for “clean” coding practices

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience “shipping product”, i.e. writing software for a product which made it to market
  • Obsession with elegant software design
  • Experience with autonomous vehicles
  • Familiarity with Python
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.