Software Test Engineer - Optics

Foster City, CA
Engineering – Advanced Hardware
Zoox is looking for a candidate  with a background in Optical system technology (e.g. imaging, lasers, etc.) to support hardware testing for sensor systems in autonomous vehicles. Candidates should be able to create (or use existing) software drivers, libraries and APIs to interface with hardware (e.g. gimbals, motion stages, measurement equipment, etc.) for the purposes of systems characterization and automation. This candidate should have experience developing unit tests for code verification and should be able to write effective error-catching code for debugging and consistent operation.


    • B.S. in Computer Science, Physics, or Optics
    • 2+ years professional experience
    • Characterization of camera systems (e.g. MTF, Intrinsics, straylight)
    • GUI interfaces for testing
    • End-User Documentation

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience with Unix/Linux
    • Experience Programming with C++, Qt, Python, Git/GitHub, MATLAB

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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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.