Platform Stability Engineer



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
Zoox's Hardware Software Integration team is responsible for ensuring various hardware subsystems work reliably on our vehicle platform on a day-to-day basis. As a Platform Stability Engineer, you will be responsible for investigating stability anomalies in the Zoox sensor, compute, networking, and embedded subsystems. You will root-cause chronic and intermittent issues observed during fleet operations, and acute issues escalated from first-line support.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and debug urgent vehicle platform issues, and analyze vehicle log data to identify problem root-cause.
  • Debug issues that simultaneously involve multiple technologies: lidar, radar, cameras, and other sensors, automotive Ethernet, CAN bus, Linux I/O subsystem.
  • Document patterns of logged events that positively identify a known root-cause for chronic issues.
  • Provide second-level consulting and assistance to Fleet Support Engineering and Manufacturing Test Engineering.
  • Contribute to the development of diagnostic scripts and tools.


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Track record debugging ambiguous, multi-faceted problems involving hardware, software, and firmware.
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and CAN bus, and expertise in at least one.
  • Moderately fluent in Python or similar scripting language.
  • Familiarity with Linux, git, or other source code management systems.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with automotive Ethernet and PTP
  • Fluency with Wireshark
  • Fluency with CAN bus diagnostic tools such as CANalyzer or CANoe
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 $165,000 to $215,000. 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.