Software Engineer, Workflow Orchestration



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Zoox is looking for a software engineer to work on our workflow orchestration infrastructure and its supporting ecosystem of tools and developer experiences. This Airflow-like infrastructure is central to coordinating production data processing and machine learning workflows across multiple disparate applications and services, to be used by all Zoox software divisions, from data engineering to computer vision perception to simulation and more. This role requires someone passionate about automation, building production-grade tooling and learning ever growing technologies around data and ML use cases.

In this role, you will:

  • Build and extend the Airflow-like infrastructure
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to design and build various integrations and operators, such as integration with Zoox in-house HPC infrastructure
  • Improve tooling and leverage automation to provide a world-class developer experience for all of Zoox’s software teams
  • Improve the workflow orchestration infrastructure for performance, reliability, and efficiency that power our diverse machine learning and data processing workloads


  • Strongly proficient in Python
  • Experience building cross-platform software with source control (Git)
  • Experience with building production grade applications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with workflow orchestration systems such as Airflow
  • Experience building highly available (three+ 9s) distributed systems
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Knowledge of machine learning or data processing pipelines
  • Experience with designing complex logical workflows
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 $160,000 to $256,000. 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.