System Engineer Internship/Co-op



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Zoox is looking for a system engineering intern to join our Systems Design and Mission Assurance (SDMA) team. The SDMA team mission is to construct the Safety Case and validate that our vehicles are safe enough to be deployed for autonomous driving.
In this role, you will work with a cross functional team to evaluate the autonomous vehicle’s response to various electrical/mechanical faults in the motion control system, and develop safety mechanisms to ensure its safe operation. Your work will be highly hands-on and directly contribute to the safe deployment of our novel autonomous vehicle.
Your work will involve conducting various types of system safety analyses (e.g. fault injection simulations, log data analysis), developing requirements, detailed design and supporting HIL/on-vehicle testing activities.

Technical Qualifications & Language Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science (with a focus on Controls engineering)
  • Strong knowledge of vehicle handling, ride and tire dynamics
  • Strong knowledge of control theory, mechanical and electrical control systems
  • Experience working with vehicle dynamics simulation tools such as Carmaker and/or Carsim
  • Experience with Python

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with CAN logging tools (e.g. CANalyzer)
  • SAE experience
The monthly salary range for this position is $6,500 to $9,500. Compensation will vary based on role, degree level and type, and benefits will be offered based on eligibility. Additional benefits may include medical insurance, 401k, and a housing stipend.
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.