Zoox is seeking a Vehicle Test Technical Program Manager (TPM) to coordinate vehicle verification and validation (V&V) activities on our System Design Mission Assurance Team (SDMA). SDMA’s responsibility is to rigorously prove it is sufficiently safe to remove the driver. Our Vehicle Test program is a core component of that argument.
The scope of the testing for this role, is verifying and validating the driving behavior of the AI through testing behavior on the vehicle platform.

As a Senior SDMA Vehicle V&V TPM, you will coordinate verification and validation activities for a multi-disciplinary team of vehicle test engineers on our L3 and L5 driving platforms. Tests range from functional checkout, to fault injection handling, to performance corner cases, to simulation validation. In this leadership role, you will be expected to identify & help correct gaps in our verification & validation strategy, operations, and processes.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating test assets, L3 & L5 vehicles, testing locations, and test engineers to complete verification and validation campaigns in support of company milestones
  • Reporting test readiness, status, issues, blockers, KPIs and other outbriefs in various forums (department, management, & executive audiences)
  • Synthesizing test requests, feedback, and other ambiguous input from a variety of stakeholders
  • Developing, formalizing, and improving test strategies and methodologies
  • Structuring large test programs and campaigns, breaking them down into trackable and executable chunks with clear sets of verification objectives
  • Collaborating with software developers to provide test feedback, jointly resolve findings, and burn down issues.

Qualifications

  • B.S. or higher degree in Automotive Engineering, Aerospace, Robotics, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering
  • 7+ years of experience leading and coordinating large verification and validation teams on complex system integration projects, vehicle-level & safety critical applications preferred
  • Experience with developing and scaling mature test strategy, processes, plans, procedures, post test analysis, reporting, and traceability for test campaigns
  • Experience with test design not only for functional checkouts, but also simulation validation & requirements based verification
  • Demonstrated effective handling, resolution, and replanning in the presence of test failures & change requests
  • Analytical skills and hands-on experience

Bonus Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Smartsheet, JIRA, Test Rails, and/or Polarion
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as C, C++, and/or python
  • Familiar with AB Dynamics or other ADAS test equipment
  • Experience with Linux Systems, OxTS
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.

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.