The Firmware Validation Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, and tracking progress of firmware validation tests for Drive Systems. This role requires a candidate passionate about learning how things work to the point of breaking them, and finding unique ways to automate regression tests. The ideal candidate has proven experience testing complex embedded systems in a team environment focused on firmware behaviors involving driving, braking, stability, and safety systems. Our team uses Software Engineering best practices to validate firmware with automation. Join us if you want to develop cutting edge and state of the art automation techniques in the exciting autonomous vehicle industry!


  • Write comprehensive test plans based on requirements
  • Develop and implement automated tests on complex embedded systems
  • Operate in multiple test layers optimized for efficiency (SIL, HIL, System)
  • Review tests written by teammates and cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate with firmware developers and hardware engineers to ensure implementations meet requirements and desired functionality.


  • B.S. or higher degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of work experience with an emphasis on embedded systems and validation
  • 2+ years of experience developing or testing software for embedded systems (Python preferred)
  • Experience writing code with source control (Git)
  • Collaborative team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, team player, and ability to quickly adapt to changes

Bonus Qualifications

  • Technical expertise in drive systems such as drive inverters, power steering, actuators, braking systems, and general embedded systems, preferably with experience using hardware and software for autonomous vehicles
  • Experience with Python testing frameworks (Robot, pytest, etc.)
  • Experience with continuous integration/deployment systems
  • Experience using tools such as JIRA, TestRail, Polarion, XRAY, etc.

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.