Mechanical Design Engineer, Thermal Systems

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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At Zoox, you’ll work in a lean and agile team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds in areas such as AI, vehicle development & integration robotics, mechatronics, and machine learning.  You’ll master new technologies while working with us on all aspects of thermal systems design, package, integration and performance.  Working at a startup gives you the chance to manifest your creativity and make a difference in the final product. 

As Thermal Systems Modules Leader, you will be responsible for the design, release and launch of thermal systems for Zoox vehicles.  You will be the key design engineer to create and execute transformative thermal technologies, which high efficiency and reliability. 

You will be responsible for all thermal systems areas, including HVAC and cooling systems.  You will utilize your expertise in thermal systems to design highly integrated solutions, delivering systems rather than just components. 

You will work closely with and lead the supply base to deliver engineering designs on time and with quality.  You will engage with a highly motivated cross functional team to ensure that internal teams and external customer requirements are met.


  • Design parts in CAD (we use CATIA V6, you are welcome to bring your experience in other platforms).
  • Navigate the Zoox development process while creating or maintaining our own component designs as well as those provided by our suppliers.
  • Develop and update system specifications for thermal systems.
  • Work with fantastic cross function areas for integration, service, operations and manufacturing to bring a balanced product to market.
  • Durability and reliability needs to be groundbreaking in the autonomous driving world, you lead it for thermal.
  • Program Manager responsibilities for thermal systems; executing on time and with quality. 
  • Make DFMEAs part of your daily work.
  • Manage suppliers.  


  • Bachelor degree in an engineering, math, or related field and a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Expert capability in CATIA, NX, ProE or other CAD design tools.
  • Experience with thermodynamics or thermal systems design principles.
  • Strong program management skills.
  • A strong interest in both virtual and hands-on work.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, often changing environment.

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.


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