Zoox is transforming mobility-as-a-service by developing a fully autonomous, purpose-built fleet designed for AI to drive and humans to enjoy.
Our Calibration, Localization, and Mapping (CLAMS) team is responsible for building the algorithms and tools necessary for keeping Zoox vehicles well calibrated, always knowing where they’re located within the world, and aware of their environment. Without precise calibration, localization, and mapping our vehicles would be at a disadvantage when it comes to perceiving and reasoning about the surrounding world, and is therefore foundational in enabling results from many other teams across Zoox. This work is critical for scaling autonomous driving in a safe and reliable way. We are looking for engineers who are ambitious and excited about helping Zoox deliver on its goals to deliver autonomous mobility.
The Fiducial Calibration team:
Designs and implements fiducial-based calibration processes for manufacturing and post-maintenance recalibration, reducing end-to-end calibration time. Assists in the validation of data quality from candidate sensors. Provides ground-truth reference calibrations to be compared with results from an unstructured calibration algorithm.
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.
ResponsibilitiesTeam culture developmentShort and long term strategyExecution of planned projects. The manager is also expected to participate part-time as an individual contributor as a secondary priority to management duties.The manager of this team will report to the Manager of Calibration and will participate in the development of the overall Calibration organization’s roadmap.
QualificationsBachelors or higher in Computer Science or related fieldAt least 10 years of industry experience developing softwareAt least 2 years of engineering management experienceFluency in C++Proficiency in PythonAttention to detail and a strong desire to build safe, correct, and defensive softwareProficiency with linear algebra, including optimization methods.
Bonus QualificationsExperience with state estimation and optimization for sensor calibrationsExperience with spatial data structuresProficiency in probability and statistics