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Systems Engineer - Operational Safety

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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Duration: Full-Time


Zoox is on an ambitious journey to develop a full-stack autonomous mobility solution for cities and safely deploy such a robotaxi solution.  Zoox’s System Design and Mission Assurance (SDMA) team is responsible for constructing the safety case and validating that our vehicles are safe enough to be deployed for autonomous driving. We play a foundational role for the success of the company. As Zoox prepares to launch our technology on public roads, we are seeking an experienced systems engineer who can bring the system safety engineering discipline to the field operations to ensure safe deployment and operations of Zoox technology.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively identify potential safety hazards in Zoox’s field operation of autonomous driving technology through structured predictive safety analysis and review of historical operational data.
  • Lead the efforts to develop prevention and mitigation strategies that can minimize potential safety issues in field operations, in close collaboration with cross-functional teams including engineering, operations, legal, safety policy, manufacturing, etc. These safety strategies could include engineering solutions in hardware and software, as well as operational mitigations and process improvements.
  • Be the point of contact for SDMA for field safety issues as they occur. Triage the issue and contribute to the issue resolution process.
  • Collaborate with the Safety Management System (SMS) leadership to provide safety engineering expertise.
  • Brief and report out to executive teams

Qualifications

  • BS degree in a relevant engineering field
  • Have minimally 2-3 years of experience in deploying and managing complex field operations in relevant domains
  • Systems engineering and system safety training
  • Experience in identifying and mitigating risks in real-world operations
  • Possesses excellent EQ with an empathetic communication style that fosters connection, collaboration and motivation
  • Track-record in managing complex cross-functional projects

Bonus Qualifications

  • Have senior leadership experience (5+ years) in deploying and managing complex field operations in relevant domains
  • Working experience in automotive industry or the autonomous driving technology industry
  • Working level experience with safety critical systems
  • Familiarity with industry safety standards such as MIL-STD-882, ISO 26262, ISO 21448, etc.
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the earlier of (1) April 15 or (2) within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

About Zoox

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 robotics, machine learning, 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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