Senior Chassis Engineer, Actuators

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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The candidate will perform in both an oversight and an individual contributor role.  To deliver this system, the candidate will be asked to work closely with the chassis actuator engineering team to coordinate the execution and delivery of engineering milestones.  In addition, the candidate will work with tier one suppliers to lead development and release of components related to an active chassis system while meeting cost, weight, timing and performance targets. 

The scope includes these chassis elements:
-Active suspension
-Brake system
-Steering system
-Mechatronic units
-Hydraulic pumps, valves, accumulators, fluid distribution
-Electronic controllers


  • You will interface with internal vehicle systems engineering and software teams, as well as suppliers, to deliver an integrated chassis systems.
  • You will work cross-functionally with vehicle integration, software integration, mission assurance and testing teams.
  • You will deliver requirements and specifications.
  • You will deliver failure mode and effects analysis.
  • You will deliver design and production validation reports.


  • BS or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in vehicle engineering, chassis systems design, and component delivery
  • Understanding of hydraulic systems, electrical systems, and system architecture
  • Knowledge of automotive program development/release process, schedule planning, and testing
  • Proficiency with CATIA V5 or V6 CAD software

Bonus Qualifications

  • Masters or Ph.D.
  • Patent awards
  • CAN & Network skills
  • Automotive OEM or Tier 1 experience
  • Polarion, JIRA, or Confluence experience
  • Simulink software proficiency and hydraulic system modeling

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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