Mechanical Test Engineer

Foster City, CA
Engineering – Advanced Hardware
As our mechanical test engineer you will be responsible for developing, documenting and executing mechanical component, assembly, and system-level testing. You will be responsible for establishing system and module-level performance and functional standards, ensure specification compliance. We are looking for someone who’s enthusiastic, innovative, a self-starter, and willing to take on the challenges to work with us as an exceptional mechanical test engineer.

At Zoox, you will collaborate with a team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds in areas such as A.I. and robotics. You’ll master new technologies while working with us on hardware development in your area of expertise to create and refine key systems and move Zoox forward.

Working at a startup gives you the chance to manifest your creativity and make a big difference in the final product.


    • Perform first article verification of prototype designs
    • Develop detailed test algorithms, test scripts, data acquisition and measurement systems, test fixtures, and data depository to support prototype and production testing
    • Analyze test results, work with design team to identify test failure root cause, implement and verify corrective actions and solution effectiveness
    • Set up lab test infrastructure


    • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering + 2 years industry experience or equivalent
    • Experience in testing automotive components, mechanical subsystems or assembly
    • Shock, vibration, thermal test and analysis experience
    • Experience in prototype design, verification test, reliability test, and design margin test
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience in mechanical system design preferred
    • Prior experience in National Instruments and Keysight test platforms preferred
    • Experience in developing highly scalable and automated test platform

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 artificial intelligence, robotics, 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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