Software Engineer - HIL Simulation

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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Zoox has embarked on a highly ambitious journey to develop a full-stack autonomous mobility solution for our cities. Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Simulation is a high-leverage team interacting with all elements of the AI software stack, plus the vehicle’s sensors and compute hardware.

We are responsible for ensuring the Zoox codebase is safe, reliable, and performant, by implementing automated tests, measuring performance on real hardware before it reaches the vehicle, and building systems that allow for rapid prototyping of both hardware and software.

If you’re looking for a role where you get to work across the entire AI, sensor, and compute stacks for an autonomous vehicle, and you love building robust simulation and validation tools, this role is for you.


  • Debug complex issues in a distributed system
  • Design, develop, and implement cutting edge HIL tools for our AI stack
  • Develop continuous integration, performance measurement, and prototyping tools
  • Interact with software and hardware engineers across the company to resolve subsystem specific issues


  • 5+ years of experience working on large codebases
  • 3+ years of working on distributed systems
  • Strong C++ or Python skills
  • Ability to understand complex hardware/software systems and interactions
  • Strong communication skills and ability to make arguments via data

Bonus Qualifications

  • Passion for autonomous vehicles or mobile robots
  • Experience with Hardware in Loop or Software in Loop systems
  • Experience with continuous integration processes

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.

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.


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