Decision making and motion planning are the primary responsibilities of mobile robots. Taking input from a variety of perception and localization systems, the planner's job is to figure out where the robot is going and how to get there safely. 

All of our team members are software generalists. In addition to a solid background in software engineering, different members have exposure to fields such as compilers, computer architecture and numerical methods. This team can be a good fit for you if you are passionate about code quality, correctness, robustness and can carefully consider various safety and performance trade-offs to design high quality software.


  • Maintain and improve the quality of the planner software stack
  • Find and fix memory and concurrency issues in the planner software
  • Robustify the core planner libraries by careful analysis and testing
  • Improve planner runtime performance
  • Design new software modules for mission planning and other primarily non-behavioral planner algorithms


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong proficiency in C++
  • 2+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience with software testing methodologies
  • Experience with Linux

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with safety-critical systems
  • Experience with numerical methods 
  • Strong mathematical and geometrical skills
  • Experience with Python

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.