In-Vehicle Experience C++ Engineer - Returnship

Foster City, CA
28 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

The Path Forward Return-to-Work program at Zoox is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce. The program is open to individuals who have at least five years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caregiving of any kind. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.
Zoox is excited to welcome returners because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, gain new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a non-profit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving to transition back to the paid workforce. 
In this role, you will be responsible for the most critical in-vehicle component for what we call “Ride Management." It's the primary source of truth of the ride state and makes critical decisions about what to present to riders and other systems at any point in the ride, as well as when to react to input from various other software and hardware components.
You will own the Human Interface Controller (HIC) which interacts directly with various in-vehicle hardware responsible for serving our riders. For example, if the rider presses the button to change AC setting, this goes through a secure gateway into this Ride State Machine which delegates handling to HIC. A lot of in-vehicle functionality that will serve riders needs corresponding work in the Ride State Machine and Human Interface Controller, so this role requires not just great CS thinking, but also a passion for providing the best experience to the end users/riders as well as collaboration with teams of engineers for other in-vehicle components.


  • 5+ years of C++ professional development experience
  • Good understanding of Linux OS
  • Experience with build systems, version control, and testing methodologies
  • A technical background, you can learn and understand software development, and concepts such as in-vehicle components, networking, and APIs

Bonus Qualifications

  • Robotics, automotive or embedded HW experience
  • Experience with IoT hardware such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc.
  • Product security-related work experience
  • Familiarity with networking, TCP/IP, and sockets programming
  • Android development experience

CompensationThe salary range for this position is $180,000 to $256,000. 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. Additional benefits may be offered.
Vaccine MandateEmployees 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 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 ZooxZoox 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.
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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.

Zoox is developing the first fully electric autonomous vehicles to support low-carbon transportation and to decrease congestion and reliance on ...

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