As a software engineer on the Middleware team, you will be responsible for developing reliable tools for our Middleware layers. In this role, you will develop systems to help automate testing and system metrics collection and will have the ability to work with a wide variety of technologies ranging from a full web stack to backend systems. You will be apart of the team shipping the software that powers Zoox's revolutionary autonomous vehicles is an extremely challenging job. Software engineers act as a multiplier for the entire software organization, looking for opportunities to make our software and engineering teams more efficient and productive. They frequently tackle big challenges in the code base that cut across multiple teams.

We're looking for engineers with strong software engineering skills and broad experience, but with a focus in Python backend systems software. Candidates should also be comfortable hacking out quick scripts to automate tasks when necessary. Autonomous vehicles have some of the largest, most complex software ever shipped in a safety-critical environment; solving that problem is one of the most exciting technical challenges of our lifetime.


  • Advanced understanding of Python, Javascript, OOP, and RESTful APIs
  • Experience with AWS
  • Multiple projects or work experience in
  • Server-side/backend systems programming
  • Distributed systems
  • Continuous integration
  • Familiarity with Protobuf, Github REST API, Jira REST API are a plus
  • Prior experience in industry setting

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.