Build Engineer

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining the build process for our fast-growing, safety-critical, autonomous vehicle software. This will involve configuring and upgrading compilers, profiling and optimizing the build process, and ultimately being a go-to person for any build-related questions. We have a solid foundation using Bazel in a monolithic repository along with a remote build farm and cache that we want to further improve into a world-class development experience. We are looking for a passionate developer who enjoys diving into the details of compilers and linkers and empowering developers with tools and metrics to support our fast-paced development culture.


  • Configure compilers to provide modern language features, optimal performance, and fast build times
  • Integrate software quality tools into our build system and development workflow (code coverage, static/dynamic analysis, include-what-you-use)
  • Build tools and dashboards to empower developers to ship better software faster


  • Extensive Linux experience
  • Knowledge of C++ build process and configuring compilers
  • Familiarity with maintaining large polyglot code bases
  • Comfortable writing Python to integrate tools and automate as much as possible

Bonus Quailfications

  • Deep C++ experience
  • Bazel build system familiarity
  • Intimate knowledge of nm, objdump, ldd, gdb, etc
  • Familiarity with code analysis tools such as clang-tidy, valgrind, ASAN/LSAN/TSAN, and Coverity
About Zoox

Zoox is a robotics company developing fully-autonomous vehicles 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 believe the transition to self-driving vehicles requires a combination of elegant vision and uncompromising execution.

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.

About Zoox

About us Zoox is a Menlo Park, CA-based robotics company founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Dr. Jesse Levinson to create autonomous mobility. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility for both people and the environment.


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