Simulation is a core technology in creating safe, capable, and comfortable autonomous vehicles. At Zoox, simulation is integrated into the development process across the entire AI stack, including Perception, Prediction, Planner modules, as well as the Safety Case framework. As we get closer to launch, the projected amount of simulation increases very steeply in the coming quarters.

We are looking for an architect to lead the development of a more scalable, reliable simulation framework and data infrastructure. You will work broadly with many teams to deliver solutions that can realize all key simulation-based validation and analysis of Zoox’s autonomous driving software.


  • Lead technical design of simulation framework architecture, including scalable simulation workload orchestration and the data infrastructure, to realize diverse simulation-based analysis workflow across Zoox.
  • Drive vision, strategy, and roadmap to improve scalability and reliability of simulation infrastructure.
  • Build a trusted relationship with teams using simulation infrastructure. Understand their challenges and opportunities, and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Ensure holistic architectural integrity with the rest of the Zoox systems -- AI, safety analysis tooling, QA, SW/ML Infra, Data Science, and more.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years of industry experience in large-scale compute and data infrastructure.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to influence/lead technical directions for systems with many stakeholders.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with high-performance compute patterns, such as distributed work queues, large-scale map-reduce, and complex dependency graph resolution.
  • Knowledge of industry solutions for large-scale computing, data analysis tools & pipelines, and observability solutions. Willingness to learn/work with new technologies and frameworks.
  • Experience with hybrid on-prem/cloud deployments and on-prem-to-cloud migration and associated strategies and roadmaps.
  • Experience with enterprise technology evaluation and purchase process.
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.