As a Validation Engineer for the Body & Closures team, you will be responsible for leading test and validation activities for body structure and closures systems of the Zoox Robot.  You will be expected to produce and execute subsystem, system and vehicle level test plans according to the program timeline and spending forecast.  This will require working with the Body and Closures engineering teams, manufacturing partners and third party testing houses, labs and proving grounds to lead the testing activity.  During the testing, you will be required to record, analyze, summarize and report all findings.


  • You will work with body structure and closures requirements including crash load cases, FMVSS requirements and NVH and durability targets
  • You will post process and analyze data using tools (nCode, Glyphworks, Matlab, CANalyzer) to validate system performance is desirable
  • You will work with various test labs with broad contacts in the field of automotive testing
  • You will operate and use diagnostic scan tools, scopes, meters, and other test equipment
  • You will provide technical documentation in at least one full lifecycle vehicle program to include DVP&R and DFMEA


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience in testing and validation
  • Data acquisition system certification/training for data collection of vehicle instrumentation

Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with structural adhesive and composites

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.