Energy Modeling & Machine Learning Internship/Co-Op



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023
As a part of the Vehicle Motion, Comfort and Energy Efficiency team, you will be developing fast-running machine learning models for our electric autonomous vehicles, with focus on energy consumption and efficiency on a vehicle, subsystem and component level. As we grow our purpose-built robotaxi fleet and expand to different markets, your methodology and data-driven models will help us increase the accuracy of our vehicle range and efficiency predictions for various cities, drive cycles and other boundary conditions, as well as enable the creation of very fast online predictors (horizon models) in our software stack. This will allow for, not only better understanding and minimizing the energy consumption for a single vehicle, but also maximizing uptime and operational efficiency for our whole fleet.

Technical Qualifications & Language Requirements

  • Pursuing a degree in Electrical, Energy/Power, Vehicle/Automotive or Controls Engineering (or related field)
  • Python/C++
  • Experience in energy modeling of electric autonomous vehicles, including electric powertrains and other high- and low-voltage consumers
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms (e.g neural networks), working with time series vehicle test data, MATLAB/Simulink
  • Bonus/Nice-to-Have: Experience in Energy & Power Management Control Strategies
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.
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.