Zoox is looking for a controls engineer to join our Planning and Control team. In this role, you will be responsible for our vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral dynamics and other interior/exterior components. You will also work closely with other teams within the company, such as the Trajectory Planner team, to define suitable interfaces for the controls tasks. We are looking for someone with excellent leadership skills and technical expertise in control of complex dynamic systems.
Build and lead a team of controls engineers and act as primary individual responsible for the controls stack
Architect and implement control strategies for our vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral dynamics and other interior/exterior components
Define specifications and test suites to tune parameters and compare the performance of different controllers
Work with validation team to define and execute tests for developed controllers
Contribute to failure and hazard analyses and implement safety mitigations in the control software
Work with the firmware team to ensure robust, safety-critical controller implementations in the hardened real-time embedded systems
Work with the simulation team to integrate controllers in the simulation environment for development and validation
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field
Programming skills, e.g. in C / C++ / Python / Matlab / Simulink
Strong background in controls (MPC, LQR, PID, etc.) and filter design (Kalman Filter, FIR, IIR, etc.) for complex dynamic systems
Understanding of vehicle dynamics and automotive sensors and actuators
Excellent leadership, project management, and organizational skills
Experience implementing a control system in a real-world product on an embedded microcontroller platform
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.
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.
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.