Zoox is looking for a systems engineer with a strong software development background to develop infrastructure and tests to verify the functional safety of the perception sensors. As a systems engineer on the System Design and Mission Assurance (SDMA) team, you will collaborate closely with perception, software and hardware engineers. Your efforts will have a direct impact on the safety of our cutting edge autonomous driving system. We are looking for people who are passionate about building quality, robust, optimized, and reusable software infrastructure.


  • Develop tests to verify functional safety requirements, measure coverage, and validate fault handling capabilities
  • Develop error-injection and reporting tools for the Hardware-In-the-Loop infrastructure 
  • Collaborate with sensor engineers, perception software engineers, and software engineers to ensure test implementation meets requirements and desired functionality
  • Develop test pipeline for perception validation


  • B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science, Embedded Systems, or related disciplines
  • Proficient in Python and C++
  • 4 years of work experience with integrated software/hardware verification and validation
  • Proficiency developing verification/validation unified test frameworks
  • Knowledgeable in physics of camera, radar, or lidar systems
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • Systems engineering experience certifying safety critical software across full development cycle
  • System validation experience within standards such as: ISO-26262, ISO-21448, ARP4754A, ARP4761 (or other regulated fields)
  • Experience using requirements management tools such as Polarion, DOORS or Jama
  • Knowledge of machine learning
  • Experience in signal processing
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.