Zoox is seeking a highly motivated, energetic power and performance Architect to lead and drive system technical designs and roadmaps. You will oversee and analyze key system architectural and implementation trade-offs such as power and performance in a thermally constrained system, taking into consideration system power states and power budget analysis.  


  • Drive validation plan and execution to ensure system architecture / design is meeting the specifications. 
  • Work with cross-functional engineering managers and architects on hardware and software-enabling technologies
  • Define, simulate, and model product performance vs. power (performance per watt)
  • Develop functional models (i.e. golden model) of the system to deliver specification in an executable fashion.
  • Build internal and external system specifications
  • Analyze system performance through system level modeling or analytically.
  • Specify, negotiate, and document system power management and performance use cases.
  • Join hands-on prototype bring-up and debugging efforts
  • Review, influence and challenge system performance decisions with new ideas based on the modeled / measured data
  • Creatively influence product roadmaps across groups


  • 7+ years work experience
  • System architecture fundamentals. Deep understanding of how data flows in a system, intuition on product definition, and can apply it to new features because you understand what matters and how to build it
  • Must have great analytical skills to lead the team on key systems engineering architectural and implementation trade-offs on high performance, low power, and high quality products
  • Familiarity on product lifecycle from specification to launch.
  • Architecture validation experience (HW and SW) at a systems level.
  • Power and performance modeling experience, at a vehicle or platform level.
  • Strong verbal communication skills across organizations and at the executive level
  • Excellent written skills for clear reporting of data analysis and conclusions

Bonus Qualifications

  • Power Supply design experience
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.