Zoox is transforming mobility-as-a-service by developing a fully autonomous, purpose-built fleet designed for AI to drive and humans to enjoy.
Zoox is looking for a controls engineer to join our Planning and Control team. The controls team is responsible for our vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral dynamics. You will also work closely with other teams within the company, such as the Trajectory Planner team, to define suitable interfaces for the controls tasks. We are looking for a software engineer with technical expertise in control of complex dynamic systems.
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary will range from $221,000 to $319,000. A sign-on bonus may be part of a compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
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.
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.
ResponsibilitiesArchitect and implement control strategies for our vehicle’s longitudinal and lateral dynamicsDefine specifications and test suites to tune parameters and compare the performance of different controllersWork with validation team to define and execute tests for developed controllersContribute to failure and hazard analyses and implement safety mitigations in the control softwareWork with the firmware team to ensure robust, safety-critical controller implementations in the hardened real-time embedded systemsWork with the simulation team to integrate controllers in the simulation environment for development and validation
QualificationsBS or MS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fieldStrong programming skills in C / C++Strong background in controls (PID, LQR, MPC, etc.) and filter design (Kalman Filter, FIR, IIR, etc.) for complex dynamic systemsUnderstanding of vehicle dynamics and automotive sensors and actuatorsExtensive experience with programming and algorithm designStrong mathematical and geometrical skills8+ years of experience in a related field
Bonus QualificationsPhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fieldExcellent leadership, project management, and organizational skillsExperience implementing a control system in a real-world product