Senior Software Engineer, Developer Experience



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
Zoox is developing state of the art autonomous vehicle software for our purpose built vehicle. We believe that developing the end to end product will not only get us to market faster but will also result in a superior customer experience.
The Developer Experience team at Zoox is dedicated to improving the process of developing autonomy software, services, and applications. We define and enforce the best practices for engineering across the company. Our approach involves using established programming languages, tools and, when necessary, developing our own. We're looking for an engineer who has firsthand experience as a full-stack developer and knows the challenges with engineering challenges at scale, and feels comfortable designing and implementing solutions to address them. In this role, you'll bridge the divide between developers' needs and infrastructure solutions, all with the goal of refining the developer experience.

In this role, you will:

  • Evaluate the current suite of development tools and, when necessary, design and implement proprietary tools & systems to enhance the developer experience and address unique challenges faced by our teams.
  • Work closely with both software development teams and infrastructure teams to understand the specific needs and constraints of the system, ensuring the best solutions for our autonomous vehicle software.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation for implemented tools and practices, ensuring that every member of the team can understand and follow them without hitches.
  • Keep abreast of the latest in development and infrastructure trends and technologies, integrating them where applicable to ensure that Zoox stays on the cutting edge.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field with 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Solid experience as a full-stack or backend developer, showcasing a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Fluency in at least one of the following languages: Python, Kotlin, or C++.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Bonus Qualifications:
  • Experience working with IDEs and LSPs
  • Experience developing and/or integrating debuggers with build systems
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 $179,000 to $294,000. 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.