Interhost - C++ Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023
The Interhost team is responsible for developing software solutions that enable the control and monitoring of software programs on PCU (Program Control Unit) host systems, as well as facilitating efficient communication of messages between PCUs. As an Interhost Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and maintaining robust and reliable software applications that empower seamless interaction between software programs and PCU host systems. You will be required to collaborate with other teams and stakeholders to understand their needs and incorporate feedback into the development process.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and maintain software applications for controlling and monitoring the progress of software programs on PCU host systems.
  • Design and implement efficient communication mechanisms to facilitate seamless message exchange over networks that connect PCUs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather, analyze and formulate requirements.
  • Grow in experience and acquire technical authority in critical technologies
  • Conduct thorough testing, debugging, and troubleshooting to identify and resolve software defects, performance bottlenecks, and other technical issues.
  • Continuously optimize software performance and scalability to meet the demanding requirements of PCU host systems.


  • Proficiency in C++ is preferred, and the candidate is expected to quickly become a C++ expert. Open to someone with strong proficiency in Rust, Swift, or Scala.
  • Solid understanding of software engineering principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to debug complex software systems.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to producing high-quality, well-tested code.
  • Proficiency in low-level programming, system-level programming, and multi-threaded programming.
  • Familiarity with network protocols, message queues, and interprocess communication mechanisms.
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 $211,000 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.