Director, Vehicle Electrical Engineering

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Foster City, CA, USA

Posted on: 2024-06-21

Category: emobility

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About the company:

Zoox is transforming mobility-as-a-service by developing a fully autonomous, purpose-built fleet designed for AI to drive and humans to enjoy.

As a Sr. Leader of Vehicle Electrical Engineering at Zoox, you will be leading a team of engineering managers covering: low voltage architecture, automotive harnesses, body controller ECUs, infotainment and telematics systems, and autonomous sensor integration.  You will work with engineering leaders across hardware, software, product, IT, infrastructure, procurement, finance, vehicle engineering, and various suppliers to develop project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, and clearly communicate on-going progress to the exec team.

There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $267,000 to $317,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.

Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.

In this role, you will

  • Lead technical Design Review of EE Systems
  • Timely containment and resolution of technical issues
  • Approval of budget, resource planning, and scheduling
  • Develop, deploy and improve the technology development processes and functions for the company within the Electrical Engineering domain
  • Mentor, train, and develop electrical engineering managers
  • Review and approve requisite documentation (Reports, BOMs, Drawings, test reports, etc…)
  • Update job knowledge by remaining current on codes and requirements; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations.
  • Qualifications

  • Passion for electric, autonomous mobility.
  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience (EE or Mechatronics, preferably).
  • Experience: 10+ years of engineering plus 5+ years of people management.
  • Demonstrated release of hardware products that depend on firmware/software.
  • Hardware and software integration experience: project planning, bring-up, deploy and sustaining
  • Track record in managing complex cross-functional projects.
  • Ability to keep the big picture in focus and to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience.
  • Bonus Qualifications

  • Automotive or aerospace experience
  • Experience with automotive functional safety (ISO26262) standards, EE HW reliability life calculations and system FMEA analysis.
  • Experience with high speed automotive electronics communication protocols (GMSL, automotive ethernet, A2B)
  • Experience managing SW/FW individual contributors or teams.
  • Experience with automotive EE system level communication(CAN, LIN) and  power distribution architectures 
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