Senior/Staff Systems Engineer - System Safety



Software Engineering
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 8, 2021
As a System Safety Engineer at Zoox, you will have the opportunity to work closely with cross-functional teams to continuously identify opportunities to improve, adapt, and apply the System Safety engineering process to guide and ensure the safe deployment of Level 5 autonomous driving technology. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of projects that will help mature Zoox autonomous systems.


  • Contribute to the definition, development, and evolution of the Safety Case of Zoox technology ahead of every development milestone, in close collaboration with cross-functional teams including other Systems Engineers, Software and Hardware Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, User Experience, Policy, Legal, Operations, etc.
  • Perform system-level hazard analysis to identify potential safety issues that may affect the safety of the autonomous driving vehicles.
  • Develop and improve system architecture to prevent or mitigate identified potential safety issues.
  • Identify and manage safety requirements.
  • Develop and support verification and validation tests.
  • Ensure end-to-end traceability and produce a close-loop Safety Case.


  • M.S. or higher degree in an Engineering discipline or Computer Science
  • Minimal three years of relevant professional experiences in the fields of System Safety or Systems Engineering
  • Have performed hazard analysis using one or more of the following methods: System Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA), qualitative or quantitative Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), etc.
  • Collaborative team player with strong written and in-person communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • System Engineering or System Safety experience with autonomous driving systems
  • Hands-on experience applying relevant industry safety standards such as ISO 26262, ISO 21448, DO-178, etc.
  • Certification for relevant industry safety standards
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 $196,000 to $281,000. 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.
Vaccine Mandate
Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.
Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.
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.
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.