Sensor Software Developer



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023
Zoox is seeking a highly skilled and experienced software developer to join our team. The Core Sensors team is a specialized group responsible for developing the drivers for the lidar, radar, and camera sensors on the vehicle. This suite of sensors serves as the input to the perception and planning stack and is fundamental to the autonomous driving capabilities of our robot platform.


  • You will have a strong background in software development and be able to design, implement, and maintain high-quality, robust code that meets the vehicle's specific use/safety case.
  • You will develop and maintain driver software for lidar, radar, and camera sensors
  • You will work closely with the perception, planning, and advanced hardware teams to ensure the drivers meet the required specifications
  • You will develop and maintain highly performant, robust, safety-critical code
  • You will collaborate with other teams to ensure the sensor software integrates seamlessly with the autonomous driving stack and offline tool pipelines

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Strong proficiency in C++ programming language
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development
  • Experience with developing drivers for lidar, radar, or camera sensors
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Linux networking and debugging network-related issues
  • Experience with real-time, low-latency, safety-critical systems
  • Interest in exploring and developing new sensor modalities
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 $164,000 to $265,000. 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.