Senior Manager - Robot Software Infrastructure



Other Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024
Zoox has embarked on a highly ambitious journey to develop an autonomous mobility solution built from the ground up. Within the Software Systems organization, the Robot Software Infrastructure team is a key integration team that delivers software bridging many hardware, platform software, and AI teams throughout Zoox.
The team is responsible for developing tools and processes that enable seamless integrations of many heterogeneous subsystems such as firmware, OS, software, build systems and backend, and manufacturing and operations. This includes a variety of on-vehicle and near-vehicle software components such as embedded operating systems (BSP, OS, Drivers, Bringup, Security, & Safety), near-vehicle infrastructure supporting manufacturing and operations, fleet-wide vehicle software tools and processes, and software systems domain-specific tools for developers and operations.
We are looking for a senior manager to lead these efforts bringing the technical skills and vision, and work cross-functionally with many organizations at Zoox including key teams such as Core Software, Core Firmware, hardware teams, safety-focused teams, IT, ML infrastructure, software infrastructure, and developer experience.


  • You will lead teams of engineers on areas such as OS optimization, AV SW configuration, and packaging, Fleet SW deploy tools and processes, SW configuration tools, and general tools for data analysis.
  • You will set the technical direction for your team partnering with all stakeholders to identify gaps and areas of improvement on software, tools, and processes, with a mindset towards scale.
  • You will be responsible for architecting components, tools, and processes defining roadmaps, and executing implementation towards such plans.
  • You will grow the organization by both hiring and onboarding new members as well as by growing the individual team members through learning and mentoring


  • 4+ years of managing a software engineering team with 10 or more members.
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, across a broad range of disciplines like embedded devices, distributed systems, networking, operating systems, and web services.
  • Problem-solving with technically complex systems. For example, where multiple root causes may present in the same way, or where solving a problem may require short-term mitigations, long-term implementation, and process changes.
  • Proficiency with a variety of programming languages, including those that have manual memory management (e.g., C or C++) and interpreted languages (e.g., python)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including concise writing on technical topics
  • Experience supporting production services and systems, including on-call rotations and playbooks
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent practical experience

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience on a team supporting in-field customers or technicians to troubleshoot physical products
  • Experience with automotive technologies like CAN, UDS, and DoIP
  • Experience in build systems, artifact packaging, and complex system configuration.
  • Experience with systems that must meet safety requirements
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 $239,000 to $426,000. 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.