Zoox is looking for a software engineer to join our Embedded Linux team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing, extending, and maintaining embedded Linux platforms for the Zoox vehicle. You will work closely with embedded software and validation engineers to enable support for new advanced platforms and accelerate application development across multiple projects. We are looking for people who are passionate about software and open source projects and creating robust and reusable software.


  • Architect, develop, debug, optimize, review, and test software for Linux embedded platforms
  • Leverage multiple open source projects to expand Linux systems capabilities
  • Develop new and maintain existing features for custom embedded Linux boards
  • Build custom Linux distributions based on manufacturer’s Board Support Packages
  • Contribute to all phases of the software development cycle including prototyping, requirements capture, design, implementation, and validation


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of previous development experience on Linux.
  • Experience developing native user mode applications is required
  • C++ 14/C99 programming experience
  • Exposure to STL and Boost is highly desirable
  • Experience in Bash and Python scripting
  • Experience debugging complex problems on remote systems

Bonus Qualifications

  • Linux kernel. Experience controlling hardware from the kernel
  • Linux audio (ALSA, pulseaudio)
  • Experience with Yocto or other embedded Linux build frameworks
  • Experience with Security: certificates, PKI, encryption/signing algorithms
  • Experience with UBoot or other bootloaders
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.