The Software Systems Engineering team is responsible for defining SW development processes and ensuring that all safety-critical software meets a high safety bar for production vehicles.

In this role, you will help Zoox define testing and validation strategies for safety-critical software that will revolutionize transportation in the 21st century. Borrowing principles from avionics, automotive, and other safety-critical industries, you will work with software engineers, systems engineers, test and validation engineers across Zoox focusing on domains like state-of-the-art AI Perception, all the way to highly-critical embedded software.


  • Lead the process of ensuring that verification and validation efforts are aligned with expectations of industry safety standards such as ISO-26262 
  • Collaborate with test and validation teams, evaluate current testing approaches, test tools and assets
  • Identify the scope, advantages and limitations of the various testing approaches
  • Strategize how to achieve complete, end-to-end test coverage for all safety critical functionality
  • Create or review test plans put together by Systems and Software teams
  • Coordinate with Systems, Software, Infrastructure and Tools teams to plan, build & maintain test tools and test assets
  • Define, document and evangelize consistent testing terminology, tools and processes across teams


  • Advanced degree in robotics, computer engineering, electronics engineering, aerospace engineering or related fields
  • 5+ years of industry experience in robotics, autonomous vehicles, aerospace, automotive or related mission-critical fields
  • Experienced in creating and reviewing test cases and procedures in Python, C++
  • Developed test cases and procedures for different testing methods (For eg. SIL testing, HIL testing, integrated system testing, vehicle testing, etc.)
  • Developed and managed systems and software test tools, test assets, test specifications, dependency tracker, etc. 
  • Working knowledge of automated test frameworks (e.g., Pytest, Gtest), Jira, svn/git and Continuous Integration systems
  • Working knowledge of standard systems engineering tools (Polarion, DOORS, JAMA, SysML, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of test case management tools like TestRail.
  • Familiarity with ECU architecture in automobiles, automotive communication interfaces or automotive software architectures, etc.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Shipped software products to market in production automobiles, aircraft, spacecraft or other systems that require safety-critical software in embedded hardware
  • Experience with interpreting industry safety standards such as ISO26262 and DO-178
  • Experience with interpreting and fulfilling industry standards in vehicle automation such as NCAP, SAE, FMVSS, ISO-TC204-standards (ITS), IIHS etc
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.