Engineering Manager - Test Platform Development



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020
Zoox has embarked on a highly-ambitious journey to develop a full-stack autonomous mobility solution for our cities. Zoox’s Hardware-in-the-Loop team integrates our self-driving software with our dedicated hardware, making sure that our sensors, compute, and software work seamlessly together. Our Software HIL team is critical to ensuring that the software running on all of our vehicles functions correctly and safely.
To achieve effective offline testing of our driving platform, our virtual fleet must mirror our physical fleet of vehicles as closely as possible. The responsibility of the Test Platform Development role in our team is to develop high-fidelity testing platforms by incorporating all of the critical components of our vehicle’s hardware and software and to work cross-functionally with other teams at Zoox to increase the completeness of our integration testbeds. This will require a high-level understanding of the overall system design and component interaction to help guide requirements and methodology for future functional and safety sign-off while providing support to teams using these new platforms.


  • Experience leading a team of hardware and software engineers
  • Skilled in Python and experience in large code bases
  • Familiarity with hardware considerations including power, thermal, and signal integrity
  • Experience with integration testing and test plan design
  • Ability to understand complex hardware/software systems and interactions
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to achieve project goals and contribute to a positive problem-solving environment

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in C++
  • Experience with safety-critical systems
  • Linux operating system fundamentals, system architecture knowledge, devices
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 $198,000 to $248,000. 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.