In this role you will be responsible for the most critical in-vehicle component for what we call “Ride Management”. It's the primary source of truth of the ride state and makes critical decisions about what to present to riders and other systems at any point in the ride as well as when to react to input from various other software and hardware components. (i.e. is the requested mutation possible?).  

This component interacts directly with much of the in-vehicle hardware responsible for serving the riders. For example, if the rider presses the button to open the door, this goes through a secure gateway into this Ride State Machine which in-turn decides if and how to interact with all the needed components to accomplish rider’s request. If it's possible given the current vehicle and ride state. Most in-vehicle functionality that will serve riders needs corresponding work in the Ride State Machine, so this role requires not just a great CS thinking, but also a passion towards providing the best experience to the end users/riders as well as cross-teams collaboration with teams of engineers for other in-vehicle components.



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • 5+ years of industry experience working on large code bases
  • Strong proficiency in C++
  • Experience with Linux and systems and/or messaging programming
  • Experience with build systems, version control, and testing methodologies

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with ROS or Game Engines
  • Familiarity with networking, TCP/IP, and sockets programming
  • Experience with safety-critical systems
  • Experience with integrated user interfaces or mobile application development
  • Experience collaborating across teams to solve integrated problems

Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants 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.