Chassis Engineer - Actuators/Brake



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
We are inventors, builders, and doers, passionate and purposeful in the work we do. We have a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvent personal transportation—and we need your help. As a Brakes Actuation Engineer in the Vehicle Systems Engineering team, you will work to deliver the brakes actuation hardware for our purpose built vehicle. This encompasses Hydraulics, Electrical, and Structural components within the system. You will be a part of the passionate team that designs, develops, and validates the system to offer a world class ride comfort experience to our riders.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop 2D & 3D CAD, in CATIA V6, for electromechanical components within the chassis system
  • Evaluate the static, dynamic, structural, and thermal-mechanical performances of mechanical assemblies
  • Lead supplier relationships and manage component designs, timelines, and execution
  • Collaborate with different cross-functional Zoox teams such as firmware, controls, manufacturing, service, and vehicle integration teams
  • Evaluate advanced electromechanical design concepts for future product integration


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and 6+ years of engineering experience
  • Experience in vehicle engineering, chassis systems design, and component delivery
  • Understanding of hydraulic systems, friction performance, electrical systems, and system architecture
  • Experience in testing and vehicle development
  • Knowledge of Systems engineering, V-model, Validation methods, product reliability, and Systematic problem-solving techniques

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with brakes and steering systems within automotive application
  • CAN & Network skills
  • Simulink software proficiency and vehicle and hydraulic system modeling
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 $137,000 to $190,000. 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.