Embedded Software Engineer

Foster City, CA
Software – Firmware
The Control System Engineering team at Zoox is responsible for bringing together the computer science world with the automotive world in order to create an amazing product. As a Firmware engineer, you should be passionate about developing production-quality code and designing a product that meets the high safety requirements needed for autonomous driving. Having an advanced degree is a plus but not mandatory. We are looking for a person that is focused and has experience shipping quality products.


    • Develop, debug, optimize, review, and test firmware in C/C++ for multiple real-time embedded platforms
    • Work at all levels of the embedded software stack, including drivers, middleware, libraries, and applications
    • Define and architect embedded software systems, including capturing requirements and creating supporting design documentation
    • Work with controls engineers and other experts to implement advanced algorithms in embedded real-time systems


    • 2+ years professional experience
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience
    • Fluent in C / C++

Bonus Qualifications

    • Strong experience working with micro-controllers and/or embedded application processors, ARM and PowerPC a plus
    • Experience working with real-time operating systems, POSIX familiarity preferred
    • Experience developing embedded software for safety-critical applications
    • Basic knowledge of sensors, actuators, and control systems

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.