Staff/Senior Staff Software Engineer - Developer Platforms



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2022
Delivering Zoox's mission of autonomous mobility primarily involves two stages - validating software in simulation before testing it in the real world and gathering insights from the data collected after real-world testing. The grand goal of the Developer Platforms team is to help developers at Zoox validate and infer insights from their changes across the autonomy stack in a reliable, and performant manner with faster iteration between the two stages.
To that end, the DevX team at Zoox owns and maintains products that developers across the Perception, Prediction, Motion Planning, and release teams rely on in their day-to-day workflow. We are looking for Software Engineers with experience and an active interest in building web-based products with intuitive frontends and performant microservices. You'll be working closely with the customers from the requirements gathering phase all the way to the maintenance phase. If you are someone with a passion for web development and are willing to take ownership and responsibility then you will be a great fit for the team.


  • Have a high engineering discipline: coding, code, and design reviews, documentation, performance monitoring, and maintenance.
  • Solid foundations in Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Fluency in Python.
  • Good understanding of the fundamentals of SQL.
  • Professional and positive communication skills.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with Vue, React, or Svelte.
  • Experience in designing and developing REST APIs and microservices.
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $234,000 to $342,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
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 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.