Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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 artificial intelligence, robotics, 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.
Are you excited to inspire and guide our team of lidar experts to deliver cutting-edge solutions for Zoox’s autonomous vehicle? In this role, Zoox is looking for a candidate with a hands-on background in automotive lidar technology to manage our lidar team. You’ll be given the opportunity to guide the team to establish and execute our short-term and long-term lidar strategy. You’ll help to define technical trade spaces to enable cross-functional decision-making. In addition, you’ll work on a daily basis to assist the team when they’re blocked with technical challenges or supplier engagements, and you’ll help the team to define robust test plans, including tests for development, qualification, and incoming/outgoing quality. Ultimately, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that Zoox is able to deliver lidar hardware, end-to-end, to our vehicle platform.
- M.S. or Ph.D. in physics, optics, or electrical engineering
- Minimum 3+ years experience working with automotive lidar systems
- Experience managing technical teams
- Working knowledge of lidar physics and automotive lidar technology
- Technical leadership with a quantitative, data-driven mindset
- Fluent in cross-functional dependencies surrounding the integration of lidar technology into vehicle platforms
- Experience working with suppliers to unblock and drive desired technical outcomes
- An attitude toward mentorship, team-building, and cross-functional collaboration
- Clear and effective communication to upper-level management
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 $205,000 to $296,000. 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.
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.
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.
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