The remote build execution (RBE) team at Zoox is responsible for maintaining, expanding, and improving the distributed build, remote execution, and build caching system. Implemented as an in-house extension to Bazel, the system encompasses hundreds of nodes on-prem and in AWS, and is used by nearly every software team in the company.

The build team is looking for focused, proactive software engineers. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining the build systems for our fast-growing, safety-critical, autonomous vehicle software. We are looking for a passionate developer who enjoys diving into the details of distributed platforms and empowering developers with tools and metrics to support our fast-paced development culture.


  • Implement new features and improve integration with the rest of the build system
  • Troubleshoot and fix performance bottlenecks as the system scales
  • Improve metrics, monitoring, and alerting
  • Work with SREs, IT, and procurement teams to expand the cluster


  • Experience with Linux and Java backend programming
  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Familiarity with Bazel or similar build tools
  • Distributed system experience
  • Strong software engineering fundamentals

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with gRPC
  • Familiarity with WekaFS or other high-performance filesystems
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.