Zoox is transitioning from a world of human-operated vehicles to a world of autonomous vehicles. As an intern on the Robot Motion & Control team, you will not only support existing methods of autonomous vehicle control but also explore new dynamics and control frameworks possible when unconstrained by a human driver. You will also have the opportunity to work on the vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral dynamics and other interior/exterior components. You work closely with other teams within the company, such as the trajectory planner team, to define suitable interfaces for the control tasks.

Requirements

  • Currently working towards a B.S., M.S., Ph.D., or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program. For undergraduates, we are accepting only juniors and seniors.
  • Good academic standing
  • Can commit to at least a 12-week internship
  • At least one previous industry internship, co-op, or project completed in a relevant area
  • Ability to relocate to the Bay Area, California for the duration of the internship
  • Interns at Zoox may not use any proprietary information they are working on as part of their thesis, any published work with their university, or to be distributed to anyone outside of Zoox.

Qualifications

  • Working towards a master's or Ph.D. in controls or a related field 
  • Experience with classical, state-space, and/or optimal control techniques
  • Experience with C++
  • Excited about working on the vehicle and testing/tuning systems 
  • Preferably experience controlling real/physical systems
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 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.