Mechanical Sustaining Engineer - Sensors



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 8, 2022
Our team is responsible for the design, development, and innovation of sensor and computer hardware for our autonomous vehicle. We are looking for someone enthusiastic, innovative, a self-starter, and excited to work as an exceptional Mechanical Sustaining Engineer for our optical sensor team. In this role, you will be asked to update and improve designs for mechanical components and assemblies for our sensor systems.

In this role, you will:

  • Take mechanical design ownership of existing optical sensor hardware
  • Create new designs that address necessary improvements to sensor systems
  • Design our new sensor fixtures
  • Manage existing and create new Bills of Materials and overall design configurations using CAD and PLM tools
  • Communicate with external partners and cross-functional teams to gather requirements, and get design feedback


  • Experience with electronics packaging design
  • Optomechanical design experience
  • At least 7 years of relevant industry experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Can work independently but isn’t afraid to ask for help from others

Bonus Qualifications

  • Hands-on fabrication experience
  • Experience with Quality Engineering principles and inspection processes
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 $162,000 to $232,000. 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.