As an Engineer in System Design and Mission Assurance (SDMA), you will be responsible for developing SW tools (Python, C++) as well as run performance and safety analysis for the localization solution. You will simulate and analyze faults for sensors, computers, and control modules comprising the localization system to contribute to the definition of functional safety requirements. You will work closely with hardware / software developers and test engineers to fully cover the capability of Zoox’s localization system based on the processing of large quantities of data. 


  • Understand the localization subsystem and its interactions with other subsystems
  • Plan, write, and execute simulations or tests on different platforms (software in the loop (SIL), Hardware in the loop (HIL)), coordinating with multiple teams including vehicle engineering, firmware, and calibration/localization/mapping
  • Troubleshoot and debug issues found testing. 
  • Perform test data analysis and trace failures to correct subsystems and work with cross-functional development teams to identify the root cause and solve them.
  • Run performance or safety analysis, write the  study report, and present the results to a cross functional audience 


  • B.S. or higher in Automotive Engineering, Aerospace or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with localization algorithms
  • Proficiency with scripting and/or systems programming languages: Python, C, C++
  • Experience with data-driven engineering

Bonus Qualifications

  • Prefer experience with debugging skills (ie debugging large ensembles of worker runs)
  • Familiarity with protobufs
  • Experience with the best practices, code reviews, and code quality of software companies
  • Experience with system safety
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.