At Zoox, we have set the goal to provide our customers with the highest level of safety while using our fully autonomous vehicles. You will work with a team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds such as robotics, control, and vehicle engineering, to deliver the vehicle performance using virtual tools and methodologies. In taking on the virtual and physical durability development you will work in predicting where the vehicle is within its lifespan, and providing maintenance scenarios and optimization strategies.


  • Lead the Strength and Durability vehicle integration attribute, both virtual and physical, throughout the development process.
  • Define and own vehicle-level targets for vehicle life together with internal stakeholders and cascade those targets to the Vehicle System teams.
  • Define strength and durability parameters to be used by the engineering organization at various stages of the project.
  • Lead the Strength and Durability team in the development of test profiles and the collection of load data.
  • Lead the Strength and Durability team in physical durability and misuse testing of the complete vehicle.
  • Decide test execution strategies and manage team to deliver test results.
  • Manage team to execute reporting of issues to the engineering organization and follow up with countermeasures.
  • Lead the Strength and Durability team in virtual durability testing and development.
  • Decide analysis strategies and direct CAE team to deliver results.
  • Analyze results and provide direction to resolve issues.
  • Lead development of additional virtual and rig testing capabilities, including development of a virtual proving ground and rig tests.
  • Generate engineering reports to report regular status and at project gateways.


  • Master's degree with 10+ years hands on experience in Durability Engineering.
  • Detailed understanding of Automotive Systems and typical failure modes.
  • Ability to lead and coach an engineering team toward world class levels of durability.
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.