CAE Durability Engineer

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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At Zoox we have set the goal to provide our customers with the highest level of safety while using our fully autonomous vehicles. You will work with a team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds such as robotics, control, and vehicle engineering, to deliver the vehicle performance using virtual tools and methodologies. In taking on the virtual and physical durability development you will work in predicting where the vehicle is within its lifespan, and providing maintenance scenarios and optimization strategies. Working at a startup gives you the chance to manifest your creativity and make a big difference in the final product.


  • Ensure virtual tools, methodologies and correlation are in place to ensure virtual predictive quality of fatigue simulations
  • Develop and maintain vehicle, tire and drive models to support a virtual proving ground. Responsible to use the VPG to run fatigue analysis for design iterations and generate vRLD.
  • Lead the development of a predictive tool using virtual and physical data that allows for predicting life status of components.
  • Support the CAE durability analysis of the full vehicle
  • Support virtual durability DVPs and execute accordingly
  • Suggest countermeasure design solutions
  • Generate virtual analysis engineering reports
  • Support physical durability and misuse testing as required
  • Report out at project gateways


  • Masters degree in mechanical engineering, or related field
  • Knowhow of common CAE tools
  • Background in Vehicle Safety CAE performance development preferred
  • Strong analytical and communication skills

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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