As Thermal Integration Engineer at Zoox, you will be responsible for defining and integrating the systems which drive thermal system performance.  In this highly cross-functional role, you will develop requirements, solve challenging thermal problems, create and test prototypes, and implement and test solutions on autonomous Zoox robots.  You will analyze complex data sets and make design recommendations.  You will work with a high degree of support but independence and will need to drive work of internal and external collaborators. 

If you are excited about solving difficult problems and have a passion for redefining the typical automotive passenger experience, we want to hear from you!

Vaccine Requirement
The Thermal Integration Engineer is required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That conditional 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with attribute leads, other integration engineers and hardware owners to develop word class autonomous vehicle thermal system
  • Analyze physical and simulated test results and provide design recommendations to improve and optimize autonomous vehicle thermal system performance
  • Work closely with HVAC integration engineers and hardware engineers to assure the thermal needs of the cabin and cooled components are met
  • Work closely with thermal controls and firmware teams to develop robust and effective thermal controls
  • Lead evaluations on Zoox robots and test benches both locally and remotely

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience using 1D simulation tools
  • Experience developing and integrating thermal systems into vehicle architectures
  • Experience developing solutions for cooling and heating motors, batteries, occupied spaces and electronics
  • Fundamental  understanding of thermodynamics and heat-transfer principles
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive integration, mechanical design or controls development
  • BS or higher in Mechanical, Controls or Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with model development and data analysis in Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience with CFD tools
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants 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.