Senior Data Systems Engineer

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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This position is on the Production Operations Team responsible for Zoox's application, compute, and storage infrastructure. A successful candidate for this role will have strong project management and organization skills to complement his/her technical skills. This individual will work with a team of developers and other infrastructure engineers to design, implement, and maintain Zoox's global, internal, and external cloud infrastructure.


  • Design, implement, and support our internal and cloud systems
  • Build scale-out storage and data systems
  • Track key metrics and logs
  • Oversee and architect our data and storage infrastructure
  • Work directly with application developers to help them choose scalable and supportable platforms
  • Build cool stuff
  • Participate in a 24x7 on call rotation


  • Expert level knowledge of virtual platforms (vSphere, Xen, Docker, or KVM)
  • Familiar with scale out database or storage systems: Ceph (preferred), ElasticSearch, Cassandra, MongoDB, Spark, Gluster, or HDFS
  • Ability to script in any of the following: Perl, Python, Ruby, or Bash
  • Experience with object storage and REST protocols (S3 or Swift)
  • Experience with web services (Nginx, Varnish, Apache, HA Proxy)
  • Is passionate about the finer points of Scale-Out vs. Scale-Up
  • 10+ years of experience and ability to work with little or no supervision

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 artificial intelligence, robotics, 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.

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.


Want to learn more about Zoox? Visit Zoox's website.