Software Engineer - Android Embedded Systems



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023
Zoox is looking for a senior Android (AOSP) embedded systems engineer to join the Software Engineering team. In this role, you will be working with a very seasoned AOSP engineer and have the opportunity to drive custom In-Vehicle infotainment device solutions. Your work will be highly visible, at the forefront of our service rollout. In your development work, and in interactions with software, infrastructure, and hardware teams, we will expect you to be essential in establishing best practices and creating interfaces that result in a robust and secure system.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and customize Linux based Android Services, embedded services and Android applications to ensure compatibility with a range of Android versions and devices.
  • Design and optimize Android systems at the framework layer of AOSP to enhance performance and stability.
  • Implement current best practices in embedded AOSP development, HAL customization, Android Middleware, its maintenance and security.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to bring up Android Software on the new devices, productionize and own the process required for maintaining Zoox products.
  • Collaborate with application, hardware, infrastructure and vehicle teams on identifying and solving systems integration issues.


  • BS / MS in Computer Science or similar degree with 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in programming languages used in AOSP (C++/C or Java).
  • Experience in AOSP development, Android Middleware and embedded systems development.
  • Experience in debugging Android Native Crashes and system crashes and Experience with debugging Android Middleware (Drivers, HAL, Libraries, Framework etc).
  • Understanding of Android OTA mechanisms and implementing the best practices to support it across various devices.
  • Good working knowledge of writing, modifying and maintaining linux services under SELinux.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Android UI application development experience
  • Experience including and interfacing with external components defined and maintained by other teams/entities.
  • Working knowledge of embedded systems testing, and enhancing the automated test framework.
  • Experience with creation of Android device builds to support Android system development.
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 $174,000 to $215,000. 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.
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.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to accommodations@zoox.com or your assigned recruiter.
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.