Senior Clustered Storage Engineer



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 9, 2021
This individual will work with a team of developers and other engineers to design, implement, maintain, and grow Zoox's petabyte-scale high performance storage systems, as well as build strategies and then plan and implement solutions around storage and data to enable our robot and AI research efforts. This is a good fit if you enjoy efforts to cooperatively optimize and strike performance vs cost balances for very heavy distributed workloads. Outreach and consulting with your software engineering colleagues will be crucial to aid effective development and adoption.

In this role, you will:

  • Build scale-out storage and data systems
  • Oversee and architect our data and storage infrastructure
  • Design, implement, and support our internal and cloud systems
  • Work directly with application developers to help them choose scalable and supportable platforms


  • Experience with scaled clustered storage systems like Ceph, Lustre, GFS
  • Is passionate about the finer points of Scale-Out vs. Scale-Up
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Experience with object storage such as S3 and compatibles
  • Experience with network filesystems (NFS, samba, afs)
  • Linux Kernel, network, and storage tuning
  • Ability to script/program in any of the following: Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, C, etc.

Bonus Qualifications

  • NFSv4, ACLs, storage security
  • Familiar with big data: ElasticSearch, Cassandra, MongoDB, Spark, or HDFS
  • Infrastructure Automation (puppet, chef, ansible, saltstack)
  • Experience with web services (Nginx, Varnish, Apache, HA Proxy)
  • Knowledge of virtual platforms (vSphere, Xen, Docker, or KVM)
There are three major components to compensation for this position: pay, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $193,000 to $243,000. 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 pay 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.