Manager, Motion Planning

Foster City, CA /
Software – Motion Planning & Control /
Decision making and motion planning are the primary responsibilities of mobile robots. Taking input from a variety of perception and localization systems, the planner's job is to figure out where the robot is going and how to get there safely. We are looking for an experienced manager who is passionate about developing planning architectures and working on motion planning algorithms for dynamic environments to join this team.


    • 8+ years of hands-on experience developing complex robotic systems or relevant software.
    • BS/MS/PhD in computer science or a related field
    • Prior engineering management experience with complex robotic systems
    • Experience in managing team sizes of 10+ engineers and working with recruiting to grow team
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Bonus Qualifications

    • Significant contributions to geometric- and/or sampling-based planning algorithms
    • Experience with autonomous robots
    • Knowledge of computer vision techniques and machine learning
    • Experience with pose estimation, SLAM, probabilistic filtering, and 3D data
About Zoox

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.

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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.