Simulation Intern

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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As an intern on the Simulation team you will build simulation framework to validate and improve the autonomous driving software. Your work will directly impact the productivity and quality of the entire driving software stack, and will ensure our Zoox mobility service is safe and comfortable for everyone.

We work together as a team and with teams across the company, on many interesting challenges that require diverse skillsets and backgrounds. We are interested in diverse skill sets and experiences ranging from but not limited to full-stack web development to game industry experience to scalable data backend expertise and more. 


  • Currently working towards a B.S., M.S., Ph.D. or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program and within 1 year of graduation. For undergraduates, we are accepting only juniors and seniors (graduating no later than 2021)
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum of 1 previous industry experience
  • Able to commit to a minimum of a 12-week internship
  • Ability to relocate to the Bay Area, California
  • Interns at Zoox may not use any proprietary information they are working on as part of their thesis, any published work with their university, or to be distributed to anyone outside of Zoox.

Technical Qualifications

  • Fluency in C++. Major project experience in C++ a big plus.
  • Industry experience or solid coursework in at least one area of simulation a big plus: 3D graphics, lidar/radar sensor simulation, traffic/agent behavior modeling, 3D UI/UX, game engines, web development, data pipeline, or related technologies.
  • Solid grasp of multi-threading, networking, high-performance computing, and cloud computing a big plus.

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.


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