Our Calibration, Localization, and Mapping (CLAMS) team is responsible for building the algorithms and tools necessary for keeping Zoox vehicles well calibrated, always knowing where they’re located within the world, and aware of their environment. Without precise calibration, localization, and mapping our vehicles would be at a disadvantage when it comes to perceiving and reasoning about the surrounding world, and is therefore foundational in enabling results from many other teams across Zoox. This work is critical for scaling autonomous driving in a safe and reliable way. We are looking for engineers who are ambitious and excited about helping Zoox deliver on its goals to deliver autonomous mobility.

Responsibilities

  • Investigate and develop rigorous, cutting-edge solutions to challenging, real world localization and pose estimation problems
  • Solve algorithmic problems that will allow Zoox to build a robust and safety-critical localization and pose system
  • Increase stability and reliability of our fused global and odometric sensor data, to create a highly-accurate global position estimate
  • Identify and mitigate failures of the position estimation system, e.g. driving outside nominal environments or during sensor failures

Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD in a robotics-related field
  • Excellent C++ skills and experience with production software
  • Expert in SLAM techniques and vehicle dynamics modeling
  • Experience with GPS-INS systems

Bonus Qualifications

  • Safety-critical programming experience
  • Familiarity with high-reliability programming regulations / standards
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.