Our Calibration, Localization, and Mapping (CLAMS) team is responsible for building the algorithms and tools necessary for keeping Zoox vehicles well calibrated, always knowing where they’re located within the world, and aware of their environment. 

The team has offerings within Mapping and Calibration; candidates will be matched to the team that best fits their skill set and team’s needs.

In this role, you will help us build state-of-the art mapping pipelines that combine data from a wide variety of sensors as well as localization algorithms that make use of these maps in real-time. We're looking for an engineering student in an advanced degree program, who has experience building mapping and localization systems.

In this role, you will work on Zoox’s calibration pipeline. Calibration is the process of understanding the true relationships of sensors, between each other and the vehicle body, to allow for a crisp and consistent view of the world. Help us develop technology that improves calibration algorithm performance and execution time. Work with data from all on-vehicle sensors, on a large-scale compute cluster, verifying the results with state-of-the-art automated metrics.  We're looking for an engineering student in an advanced degree program, who has experience working with either point cloud data or projective geometry. 

Both sub teams are looking for C++ wizards who aren't scared of a challenge, and are excited to help Zoox build incredible software.


  • Currently working towards an M.S., Ph.D. or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program and within 1 year of graduation
  • Minimum of a 3.5 gpa
  • At least one previous industry internship or co-op in relevant area
  • Ability to relocate to the Bay Area, California
  • 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.


  • Strong understanding of C++
  • Experience with pose estimation, SLAM, probabilistic filtering, and 3D data
  • Strong mathematics skills
  • Extensive experience with algorithm design, programming, and/or software architecture
  • Experience with calibration techniques and data types: point cloud processing and projective geometry (computer vision techniques)
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.