Electrical Engineer, User Experience



Other Engineering, Design
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
At Zoox, you’ll collaborate with a team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds in areas such as AI, robotics, machine learning, controls, computer vision, simulation, design, and automated testing. You will be challenged to rethink what it means for hardware design to develop a purpose-built vehicle that drives itself. Working at a startup gives you the chance to manifest your creativity and make a big difference in the final product.
As an Electrical Engineer on our Infotainment and Connectivity Hardware team, you will own the development of some of the key human-machine interfaces (HMI) our riders use to interact with our robot/vehicle. This includes hardware for user authentication, ingress access, communication, and cabin/occupant monitoring. In this highly cross-functional role, you will need to develop requirements, solve challenging design problems, create and test prototypes, and coordinate projects to meet critical company milestones.

In this role, you will:

  • You will specify electrical component and system requirements and lead engineering discussions and development with suppliers.
  • You will coordinate supplier tooling and production to meet critical vehicle milestones.
  • You will collaborate with hardware design teams, firmware and software teams, and system operators to iterate on existing designs and develop future solutions.
  • You will conduct root cause analysis during the development, validation, build, and deployment phases for issue resolution.
  • You will support the development and execution of system and component-level validation test plans.
  • You will work with manufacturing and quality engineers to mature components and support vehicle build, bring-up, and test activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or equivalent)
  • At least 6+ years of experience in electrical component/system design and troubleshooting
  • Experience taking a part or assembly from concept through production, working with external suppliers, and managing deliverables for multiple projects
  • Automotive (CAN bus, automotive Ethernet, and other automotive networks), aerospace, or safety-critical industry experience
  • Experience with electrical and EMI/C testing

Bonus Qualifications

  • Knowledge of automotive functional safety (ISO26262) standards
  • Firmware / Software experience (managing/developing/testing)
  • Experience with chassis and/or electromechanical systems
  • Experience using 3DX, Catia V5/V6, Altium (or similar tools)
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 $137,000 to $222,000. 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.