Field Safety Associate

Las Vegas, NV /
Safety, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs – Safety, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs /
/ Hybrid
Reporting to the Manager of Field Safety Operations, the Field Safety Operations Associate will be responsible for our on-the-ground operational and field safety initiatives for the Las Vegas area, and drive the continuous improvement of our hardware and software through field experience feedback processes. You will be responsible for spearheading development and implementing effective customer-focused safety processes commensurate with Zoox’s safety innovative leadership.

As the Field Safety Operations Associate, you will continually evaluate field safety operations and define and implement processes that are repeatable across different vehicles and locations as Zoox continues to scale (locations, teams, fleets) to ensure the highest level of safety in operations. You will continually improve our lessons learned from all operations and incidents, including working closely on complex issues with our Operations, Vehicle Engineering, Safety Design, Software, Hardware, and Legal teams to ensure a rigorous, disciplined, risk-based approach.

The role will involve working primarily with the Las Vegas Operations, EHS, and Security personnel in providing day to day oversight to the team. A successful candidate will be able to support other Zoox safety efforts including Operational Safety, Safety Planning, Policy, Design, and Risk Assessment activities.


    • Lead local on-the-ground operational requirements as well as support incident on-call duties across the organization with poise and professionalism
    • Gather data and other information, conduct interviews and collect evidence as needed for vehicle safety events, potential safety incidents, close-calls/near-misses, and concerns involving Zoox vehicles during testing and field operations
    • As needed lead deep-dive investigations into vehicle safety events, and implement mitigations and solutions as appropriate
    • Work with first responders and other government agencies to help them understand our field safety processes and operations, and incorporate their feedback
    • Establish close collaboration and build trusting relationships with other crew members from cross-functional teams including hardware, software, vehicle engineering, operations, human factors, program management office, legal, security, and EHS in order to advise and support for safety critical findings or events
    • Champion strong safety culture at Zoox
    • Support the continuing development and implementation of successful operational safety and compliance programs
    • Ensure that relevant operational safety metrics are tracked, reported, and used by internal stakeholders to manage safety risks


    • BS degree or higher in a STEM discipline with 3-5+ years of applicable experience in Operational Safety, Field Safety Operations, Occupational Safety & Health, or similar role in a fast-paced environment where ambiguity is seen as opportunities or a combination of equivalent education and experience
    • Possesses excellent EQ with an empathetic communication style that fosters connection, collaboration and motivation
    • Someone who continuously researches safety trends and is a member of professional safety associations, while also maintains a safety professionals network

Bonus Qualifications

    • Working experience in automotive industry or the autonomous driving technology industry
    • Working experience as a first responder whose background includes responding to and/or investigating vehicle incidents
    • Working experience in transportation safety operations, especially AV or aviation safety
    • Familiarity with applicable industry safety standards such as AVSC Best Practice documents
    • Safety certifications such as Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional, Safety Management Specialist or similar
    • Trained or certified Six-Sigma GreenBelt, BlackBelt or Master BlackBelt
    • Have experience or interest in participating on technical standards committees
    • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, Polarian and Slack software applications
There are three major components to compensation for this position: pay, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The pay range for this position is $88,000 to $124,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. 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 pay range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
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.

Vaccine Mandate
Employees 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 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.