Zoox is developing fully autonomous vehicles and the supporting ecosystem required to bring the technology to market at scale. 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 believe the transition to self-driving vehicles requires a combination of elegant vision and uncompromising execution. 

As the Body Structures Manager in Zoox’s Vehicle Engineering Team, you will be responsible for leading the team that designs, releases and launches the body system  for Zoox vehicles. You will partake in ideation, design, and industrialization of innovative Body architectures. You will utilize your expertise and leadership to lead and build a lean and agile team. Reporting to the Engineering Director of Body & Closures systems in Zoox’s Vehicle Engineering team, you will be at the ground floor of innovation and development of the world's first bi-directional autonomous vehicle.  If you are excited about solving difficult problems and the opportunity to help define what an autonomous vehicle can be, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Lead development and launch of Body structures systems.
  • Participate in the iterative design process with cross-functional teams including CAE, Studio, and Safety and Integration.
  • Ensure conceptual architecture and structural performance is upheld through the program lifecycleDefine and implement processes and material selections to achieve world-class durability, reliability, and performance of Body structure.
  • Lead a team of engineers (a player-coach), and step in when needed to help design automotive components in CATIA V6.
  • Interpret CAE simulation results and integrate recommendations into product design.
  • Collaborate with key suppliers, and internal Manufacturing and Quality teams to support overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/production build events.
  • Responsible for technical documentation, including DFMEAs and DVP&Rs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum of 10 years of experience in Body structure design and architecture
  • Experience with a variety of construction methods (stampings, castings, extrusions, SMC), diverse joining methods (linear/spot welding, adhesive), and hybrid structural design
  • 3D modeling proficiency in CATIA V6 equivalent experience
  • 5 years of experience leading an engineering team through at least one full cycle development project
  • Demonstration of ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high number of unknowns and tight timing constraints
  • Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, and demonstrated proficiency with GD&T and dimensional engineering
  • Experience with technical documentation in at least 1 full lifecycle vehicle program to include DVP&R and DFMEA
  • Experience managing technical suppliers
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.