Zoox runs huge volumes of simulation to help rapidly iterate on our driving software and hardware, and validate our vehicles’ safety. We create infinitely varied virtual worlds to challenge our robots, from real world data, entirely novel scenarios, or a combination of both.

As a core simulation engineer you build the foundation on which simulation relies - from the fundamental concepts of the simulated world and time, through the architecture of our simulation modules, to the data flows and job scheduling of simulations in our supercomputer clusters on site and in the cloud.


  • Architect and support foundational sim software
  • To build and grow our pipelines for simulation at huge scale
  • To improve simulation performance: both directly and by building tools to help others
  • Own the interface between simulation and rest of the self-driving software stack


  • A BS in Computer Science or a similar discipline.
  • 4+ years industry experience writing C++
  • System design experience, especially of computer clusters

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in performance optimization, from single-threaded applications to whole clusters
  • Automotive, robotics, or video game industry experience
  • Mathematics skills such as trigonometry and linear algebra
  • Familiarity with Python
  • GPU programming

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.