Software Engineer - Architecture

Zoox, Menlo Park, CA

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Shipping the software that powers Zoox's revolutionary autonomous vehicles is an extremely challenging job. Software Architecture Engineers act as a multiplier for the entire software organization, looking for opportunities to make our software and engineering teams more efficient and productive. They frequently tackle big challenges in the code base that cut across multiple teams. Additionally, they provide technical leadership and design review services to the rest of the software organization. Zoox's Software Architecture Engineers see the entire safety-critical autonomous driving stack from a 10,000 foot view, but frequently zoom in and get their hands dirty solving problems with the biggest payoff across all of the software teams.

We're looking for engineers with strong software engineering skills and broad experience, but with a focus in C++ systems-level software. You should also be comfortable hacking out quick scripts to automate tasks when necessary. Autonomous vehicles have some of the largest, most complex software ever shipped in a safety-critical environment. Solving that problem is one of the most exciting technical challenges of our lifetime.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, math, or related field
  • 3+ years of industry experience working on large code bases
  • Strong proficiency in C++
  • Experience with Linux and systems programming
  • Experience with build systems, version control, and testing methodologies


  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with ROS
  • Familiarity with networking, TCP/IP, and sockets programming
  • Experience with a RTOS such as QNX, VxWorks, or INTEGRITY
  • Experience with safety-critical systems

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.


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