Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
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.
The Finance Team at Zoox is currently looking for a Payroll Specialist. In this role, you would manage end-to-end payroll processes for a scaling company. You will demonstrate a broad range of domain knowledge, a keen eye for detail, an ability to multitask, and a strong interest in process improvement.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage end-to-end payroll processing from data entries and timecard validations to check distributions.
  • Be the point of contact for employees’ payroll questions and concerns.
  • Conduct quarterly and year-end reconciliations and assist the Senior Payroll Manager and Finance team with audit support.
  • Respond to government inquiries, including wage verification and garnishment orders.
  • Conduct benefit audits, review and validate leave of absence payments, and coordinate with 3rd party vendors when needed.
  • Partner cross-functionally with People, Benefits, Finance, and other teams as appropriate.


  • 4+ years of payroll processing experience.
  • Knowledge of end-to-end payroll administration, including Federal and State payroll regulations.
  • Experience with Workday payroll platform is a must-have!
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills, as well as an eye for the details.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • HR or Accounting background.
This hybrid role entails working in the office three days per week in our Foster City office (HQ).
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 $102,000 to $144,000. 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.