Senior Software Engineer - Test Framework & Tooling



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024
The Software Hardware in the Loop (HIL) team at Zoox is responsible for designing, building, and supporting integration test assets that are an essential part of the verification and validation strategy for the AI systems and are a critical component of Zoox's CI pipeline. This position focuses on the testing framework that provides test developers across Zoox's software organization with the ability to create testing content targeted for our team's hardware test platforms. As a senior developer, you will take on a breadth of end-to-end responsibilities related to the development and support of this framework.

In this role, you will:

  • Design and implement our test automation framework used for integration and subsystem integration testing by teams across Zoox.
  • Collaborate with framework users, providing documentation, training, and support while coordinating contributions and gathering feedback.
  • Work with QA, CI, and Infrastructure teams to ensure that the framework is well integrated into Zoox tools and flows and seek ways to improve its benefit.
  • Collaborate on other projects related to building and maintaining our integration test platforms to build your overall understanding of the system and explore opportunities to improve our validation process.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, or a related field, with 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with Python or other managed language
  • Experience working in a multi-developer environment on large code bases, performing code reviews, and establishing coding standards
  • Understanding of the software life cycle and common software design principles
  • Experience as a test framework developer, including general test framework design and CI/CD integration

Bonus Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of Pytest or similar unit testing framework architecture
  • Proficiency in full-stack or front-end development
  • Familiarity with verification & validation strategy, hardware/software integration experience, or strong system-level debugging ability
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 $175,000 to $237,000. 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.