Software Engineer: Secure Embedded Operating Systems



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023
Software Engineer: Secure Embedded Operating Systems
Zoox's Robot Software Infrastructure team is looking for a software engineer to help develop the operating system on our vehicle’s primary compute platform. It’s a high-performance Linux-based operating system that hosts Zoox’s autonomous driving software. In this role, you’ll work on platform-level software that connects networks, drivers, artificial intelligence models, build systems, and web services. If you are excited to explore a broad problem space and are mindful of how components fit within a larger system, you may be a great fit!


  • Minimum 2+ years of software engineering experience
  • Strong familiarity Linux or another Unix-like operating system
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals: protocols for IP-based networks, NAT, VLANs, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in a language without automatic memory management (e.g., C or C++), and in a scripting language (e.g., Python, Ruby, or Javascript)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience

Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with security software: PKI, cryptographic building blocks, etc.
  • Experience with Linux in an embedded environment
  • Graduate degree with a focus on networking, operating systems, or computer security
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 $144,000 to $234,000. 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.